Liberman, poster of African-American and white men working together, “United We Stand,” United States Government Printing Office, 1943. Materials published by the U.S. Government Printing Office are in the public domain and, as such, not subject to copyright restriction. However, the Library requests users to cite the URL and Northwestern University Library if they wish to reproduce images from its poster database. https://images.northwestern.edu/multiresimages/inu:dil-612a23e9-155d-4cff-bd2b-1cfaa6259c5a
Why was the home front so important to the war front?
What did the United States contribute to the Allies’ victory in Europe?
How did the United States win the war against Japan? 11th Grade World War II Inquiry
Why Was the US on the Winning Side of World War II?
New York State Social Studies Framework Key Idea & Practices
11.8. WORLD WAR II (1935–1945): The participation of the United States in World War II was a transformative event for the nation and its role in the world.
ARGUMENT Why was the US on the winning side of World War II? Construct an argument (e.g., detailed outline, poster, essay) that addresses the compelling question using specific claims and relevant evidence from historical sources while acknowledging competing views.
EXTENSION Investigate the impact of World War II on particular groups in the United States (e.g., women, African Americans, Mexican braceros).
Taking Informed Action
UNDERSTAND Research how World War II affected students’ communities.
ASSESS Determine the most impactful ways in which students’ communities contributed to the war effort.
ACT Develop a World War II exhibit for display in the school or a local museum that captures the contributions of people from students’ communities.