WWII women on the American homefront


Most of us are familiar with the “Rosie the Riveter” poster and other images of women working in factories during WWII.

The US Women’s Bureau has a wealth of black and white photos capturing women taking over the jobs left behind during the war years.

We have included nine photos that are high resolution and show a variety of women in various jobs that are ready for your classroom use.

For more resources on teaching this era, check out our:

US History PowerPoints

Classroom history games

World History PowerPoint

World War II

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  1. Great pictures here, and really inspiring to see the role of women during World War II.
    Few people seem to realize the massive impact that the two World Wars had on women’s role on a male-dominating society.
    For those that are interested in the ways the war has shaped modern society, it might be interesting to have a look at http://www.virtualtrench.co.uk/ ,our ambitious project of re-enacting events of the Great War within a virtual learning environment!

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