After much delay, we are finally ready to start our look at how World War I impacted the lives of American civilians. This lesson is built around the question, "What do Americans owe their country in times of war?". It is one that we have addressed in previous lessons and will tackle again, particularly in regards to World War II.
Because I only see students twice per week, I did have to condense the lesson and remove many of the propaganda posters we usually analyze. I do, however, think that it still tackles the most important issues and forces students to think about the role the government plays in times of war. It also sets up some of the issues that will appear in the next lesson as students explore that start of the Great Migration.
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