The Smithsonian Institution is working with the nation's schools as never before to provide greater access to the collections and expertise of its nineteen museums and nine research centers. Smithsonian materials represent the work of leading experts in history, science, art, and culture.
Through its collaboration with the Comprehensive Social Studies Assessment Project (CSSAP) of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), its educators selected materials to enrich the topics covered in this unit. This unit is reflective of the Council's advocacy for high-quality curricular materials involving 21st century skills and the Smithsonian's efforts to broaden both its scope and outreach. ~Background
Unit images and Lesson 3 use as its main resource posters produced by the United States government and others during the Second World War that were intended to encourage Americans to demonstrate civic responsibility by producing goods and services needed for the war effort.
Exhibition: Produce for Victory: Posters on the Home Front, 1941–1945
Produce for Victory