This unit is designed for seventh and eighth grade reading and history classes. Its focus is on the role of women and their changes during World War I and World War II. Its purpose is to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of World War I and II. It will provide an introduction to students who may be interested in a career in the military service and understanding the effects of war.
It can be taught in part or can be ongoing throughout the school year. It will be taught to seventh and eighth grade middle school students. It can also be taught to students on a high school level especially those interested in a career in the military. This unit’s focus is on World War I, World War II and the causes and the role changes of women in the United States.
War tears families apart. Factual accounts and information will lead the learner to ask many questions, such as: what causes war and what are some of the dilemmas of war and how does the family solve their problems during war times.
The goals and objectives of this unit are as follows: to use World War I and World War II as a means to teach some history and skills, to improve students’ achievement in scientific concepts, reading comprehension, vocabulary and critical thinking skills. Also, I hope that students will grow socially, emotionally and intellectually. My objective is for students to learn their self worth and empowerment to be able to deal with the loss of a brother, friend, or father due to war.