03.06 War at Home: Assignment
What Do I Submit?
Joan of Arc Saved France poster put out by the Dept of the Treasury. These words are on the poster – Women of America Save Your Country Buy War Savings Stamps
Dept of Treasury Poster
In this lesson, you learned how Americans on the home front dealt with the demands of World War I. You also learned that minority groups in the United States were affected in different ways.
Now that you have learned about the impact of World War I on different groups of Americans at home, imagine that social media websites, like Facebook or Twitter, were available during this time. What would minority groups’ updates or tweets look like?
You will use your knowledge of the treatment of minority groups in the United States during World War I and your familiarity with social media such as Facebook and Twitter to complete the assignment for this lesson.
Please review the sample Social Media Page. Use the Native American postings as an example to create two posts from the perspective of each of the following groups:
Your posts should address the following questions:
•How was this group treated by the U.S government during World War I?
•How was this group treated by other Americans during World War I?
•What was the reaction of the group to the way they were treated?
•How did World War I change the way these groups live in the United States?