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

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World War II

Loretta Young during World War II

Loretta Young announces the “Women at War Week” in this 2 minute video.

She urges women to join the war effort in honor of all of the women struggling in the war around the world, and to prevent the war from entering US soil.

Can your students think of any contemporary examples of celebrities getting involved in issues facing the world today, war or otherwise?

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Historic Film Collection from the 1940s:

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