Impact of the war on African Americans lesson plan WWII

Impact of WWII on African Americans in the US

Impact of the war on African Americans during WWII lesson idea provides an overview of the roles African American men and women played for the war effort. 

This lesson idea provides an overview of the roles that African American men and women played during the Second World War, while also highlighting the struggles for civil rights that were taking place in the United States at the same time. By focusing on the achievements and inequalities of African Americans during WWII, the lesson aims to help students understand the impact of the war on this group and how it laid the foundation for post-war integration and the civil rights movement.

The use of a source analysis and research task encourages critical thinking and research skills, allowing students to gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter. This approach can also help students to develop the ability to analyze and interpret primary sources, as well as to understand the complexities of history and the ways in which it is shaped by different perspectives.

Overall, this lesson idea provides a valuable opportunity for students to learn about an important aspect of American history and its ongoing relevance to society today.

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Description:Student activities focus on critical thinking skills through source analysis, note taking and a research task.
Estimated lessons:2-3.
Ages14 years and up.
Format PowerPoint.

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