America in color photos, 1939-1943

The Library of Congress is a national treasure as far as we’re concerned. So many amazing resources for teaching students about the American experience over the years.

We came across this amazing online exhibit, Bound for Glory: America in Color, and wanted to highlight a few as well as providing the link to the entire exhibit.

Taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information (FSA/OWI), there are 70 amazing images of the effects of the Great Depression and WWII available online.

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

US History PowerPoints – 1930s | WW II Causes | WW II

Simulation games:

World History PowerPoints –

Safeguarding Military Information, 1941

The message of this film essentially is “loose lips sink ships”.

Interesting piece of propaganda urging people to be careful not to share information during the war in order to prevent unnecessary death(s).

For more on this era check out our US History PowerPoints:

World History PowerPoints: