Superman during WWII

This 1942 cartoon finds Lois and Clark trapped at Yokohama Navy Yard in Japan.

Superman comes to the rescue by sabotaging ships and wreaking havoc upon the Japanese military.

Since this was made during the war, it could be used as an example of propaganda, with a conversation about the portrayal of the Japanese (since it is obviously unfavorable).

For more WWII era materials please see our US History PowerPoints:

  • Causes of World War II
  • World War II
  • World History:

  • Europe Between The Wars
  • World War II
  • Simulation games:

    WWII Propaganda film: build aircrafts, 1944

    This series of 7 shorts from 1944 was made by the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical company who built aircrafts during WWII, including the B-29.

    It would spark a great conversation in class to ask students if they have seen any commercials in recent years to recruit workers for the war efforts abroad. Comparisons could be made, and students could even design their own commercials for companies that make products sent to conflicts around the world.

    For more on WWII check out our PowerPoints:

    US History

    World History

    Classroom Simulation games:

    Causes of WWII Parts 1, 2, 3

    Star Spangled Banner

    In honor of Memorial Day, here is a 1942 performance by Fred Waring and his orchestra of the Star Spangled Banner.