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Letters Home During World War II
Letters from the Front, 1898-1945 is a part of the Voices of Wisconsin Past, a series of books that present episodes from the state´s history in the words of ordinary men and women. In this particular lesson, students will have the opportunity to analyze primary sources, by examining the letters of World War II soldier, Roy F. Bergengren.
The Victory Home: Doing Our Part
In addition to the work already described, there were other things people did to contribute to the war effort. Writing letters to armed forces personnel and sending them gift packages was considered vital to morale. Entertaining armed forces personnel at canteens was also a morale booster. Knitting socks for soldiers or hats and sweaters for seamen was a job that could be done in church, at Red Cross meetings, or listening to the radio at home.
The Home Front for K-12 teachers and students
Lesson plans and handouts for World War II.
Rarey´s Sketchbook Journals
of the 379th Fighter Squadron
In 1942 my father, George Rarey, a young cartoonist and commercial artist, was drafted into the Army Air Corps. He flew a P-47 before he drove a car. During his service he kept a cartoon journal of the daily life of the fighter pilots. A few weeks after D-Day he was killed in combat over France. His journals are a part of his legacy to me - one that I want to share with others through this web page. Browse through his drawings and words. Their joyful spirit dwarfs the background landscape of war.
Special Project: THE FLORIDA QUEST
Laptop Lauren and the Trackers are the main characters in the Florida Quest, a 4-week, multi-media project involving thousands of students in Volusia and Flagler counties. In this quest they discover Homefront and Heritage!