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Showing Grade 4, Unit 4d, Great Depression and World War II
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Baseball Saved Us

Description: Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki is about Japanese Americans who were taken from their home and sent to live in an internment camp during World War II. Step into the shoes of these characters and write a letter to a friend or a newspaper article about one of the baseball games. Finally write a review of the book for other students in your class. Standard 4.4.5

Author: Lee and Low Books

Lesson ID: 121

Blue Willow

Description: Learn about farming in the San Joaquin Valley, local county products, cotton growing and Highway 66 using the Internet. These activities can be done during or after you read Doris Gates' "Blue Willow." Standards 3.3.2, 3.5.1, 3.5.3, and 4.4.5

Author: Dana Weld, SCORE Language Arts

Lesson ID: 153

Bracero Program

Description: Examine a set of photos from the Univeristy of California Calisphere collection to answer these questions: Why did the US government sponsor Mexican workers during World War II? Were Mexican workers eager to take part in the Bracero Program? and How did the Braceros travel to the United States? 4.4.3 and 11.8.2

Author: Calisphere

Lesson ID: 1450

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt

Description: Learn about what the Great Depression meant to children by reading their letters to Mrs. Roosevelt asking for help for their families and themselves. Standards 4.4.5 and 11.6.3

Author: Rachael Yarnell Thompson, George Washington University

Lesson ID: 286

Great Depression: Primary Sources Lesson

Description: Using primary source photos from collections at the Bancroft Library, students reconstruct what life was life for the "Okies and Arkies" who migrated to California in the 1930's. Learn primary source analysis techniques in the process. The teacher will need to help fourth students with this lesson but the pictures make the content accessible to them. Standards 4.4.5, 4.4.9, and 11.6.3

Author: C. Chin, Bancroft Library

Lesson ID: 472

Japanese Relocation/Internment

Description: Excerpts from reports sent from relocation centers show problems in the implementation of the Executive Order No. 9066. Students examine the order and discuss how the order would affect their families. Standards 4.4.5 and 11.7.5

Author: Learn, California State Library

Lesson ID: 600

Life on the Home Front

Description: Using a collection of photos from the Calisphere collection, students answer these questions about civilian life in California during World War II: While American soldiers were fighting abroad, what was happening to people at home? What did people do to support the war effort on the home front? What was one of the responses to food rationing? Did all Americans support the United States' entry into World War II? Standards 4.4.3 and 11.7.6

Author: Calisphere

Lesson ID: 1452

Richmond Shipyards

Description: Using a collection of photos from the Calisphere collection, students answer these questions about the shipyards in California during World War II: What does a shipyard look like and what happens there? What does building a ship look like? What kinds of jobs exist in a shipyard? Who works there? What was life like for the shipyard workers and their families? Standard 4.4.5

Author: Calisphere

Lesson ID: 1451

Women in the Workforce

Description: Use the collection of fouteen photos from Calisphere to answer the following questions: Where did women work during World War II? What kinds of work did they do? Were they well integrated into the workforce? How can you tell? Standards 4.4.3 and 11.7.6


Lesson ID: 1453

World War II At Home: Californians' Involvement in the War Effort

Description: After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the American economy shifted into a wartime production mode to meet new demands. Like Americans everywhere, Californians contributed significantly to U.S. efforts during the Second World War. They lived with rations of such necessities as tires, gasoline, sugar, and other foodstuffs and volunteered for organizations such as the Red Cross. Many women went to war as nurses, Women's Army Corps (WACs), Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVEs), and Women Air Service Pilots (WASPs), or to work in manufacturing jobs. Schools and families planted "Victory Gardens" to stave off a food shortage. Students learn of these from ration books, gas rationing ads, defense bulletins and more. Standards 4.4.4, 4.4.5, 11.7.5 and 11.7.6

Author: National Archive - Pacific Region

Lesson ID: 1389

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