In this set of lessons, several different media are used to support reading development.

  • Uncle Sam Wants You! Men and women joined the war effort for many different reasons. This lesson helps students research some of those attitudes, discuss them with their peers and write a fictional narrative based on what they’ve learned.
  • GI’s, Gals & Gardens introduces students to the power of propaganda and asks them to produce their own campaign to support aspects of the war effort.
  • Listening is Not Hearing uses the oral history interviews on this site to train students in listening comprehension.
  • Picturing Text explores how visual information and graphs can support reading comprehension.


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