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Ten Vocabulary Words

Catalyst - person or thing that precipitates an eventEquality - the state of being equal, esp. in status, rights, and opportunitiesTraditional - existing in or as part of a tradition; long-establishedPropaganda - information, esp. of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of viewCrucial - of great importanceIconic - of, relating to, or of the nature of an iconMorale - the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular timeModern - of or relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote pastDiscrepancy - a lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts

10. Work - activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result

 

Rosie the Riveter was a catalyst for women on the home front.

 

Women and men should have equality in the work place.

 

The traditional role of women is to take care of the home.

 

Rosie was a famous propaganda ploy by the U.S. Government.

 

Women were crucial to the war effort.

 

Norman Rockwell drew the iconic picture of Rosie the Riveter.

 

The U.S. Government was trying to boost women moral on the home front.

 

Modern women are workingwomen.

People often use discrepancy as an excuse for women in the work place.

 

Women can work just as hard as men. 

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Modern Day Connection 2: The Modern Working Woman

Modern Day Connection 2: The Modern Working Woman | Women on the home front | Scoop.it
Some people assume that, because women have made great advancements since the turn of the twentieth century, women have achieved equality with their male counterparts. Deeper insight into the pligh...
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This blog is a modern day connection with women on the home front because she is telling us that even thought we have made a lot of achievements we have not yet won the fight of equality. Its connected because yes we do see quite a few of women in the modern work place now, we are not yet completely equal. Still as if we were in 1943 we get paid less than the males in the work place. 

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Primary Source 2: Women on the War Path - 1943 - American Women Building B-24 Bombers in WW2 - WDTVLIVE42 - YouTube

Documentary by the Ford Motor company about women working in tradionally 'male roles' during World War Two. The film shows many different factory and industr...
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This video is showing how the work force slowly turned from all males to females. It tells us that the delicate touch of the women improved the things that they worked on. Also it tells us that even though some husbands didn't want there wives in the workforce, slowly but surely the traditional rules became lax. 

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Website 2: American Women in World War II - World War II - HISTORY.com

Website 2: American Women in World War II - World War II - HISTORY.com | Women on the home front | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of American Women in World War II, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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Entering the war women worked in quite a few positions that were not open to them before the start of the war. The industry of aviation saw the largest increase of female workers. Rosie the Riveter was the U.S. governments way of recruiting women in the work force. Although women were crucial to the war effort they rarely got more than 50 percent of male wages. 

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Website 1: Women on the home front WWII

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Women on the home front WWIIWoman’s role has traditionally been one of child bearer and housewife. She had done the chores around the hearth while the male had been out hunting for food. She took care of the babies, washed
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Women were the reason that we made it out of WW2. They were the strong hold that we needed. They did all the jobs that were thought unobtainable by women. The literally carried all of the weight on the homefront. 

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Modern Day Connection 1: Online Guide to Women in the Workforce: Past and Present - OnlineMBA.com

Modern Day Connection 1: Online Guide to Women in the Workforce: Past and Present - OnlineMBA.com | Women on the home front | Scoop.it
While it's true that discrepancies persist in men's and women's treatment in the workplace, were the women who lived just a century ago able to see where w
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This is a modern day connection because it talks about how even though women took the place as men in World War II that we still haven't achieved our goal at becoming equal. It is still a common thought today that the woman's place is in the kitchen, or the house. It ties in what the women in World War II did to what we do now and the struggle to become completely equal we still have to over come. 

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Primary Source 3: What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?: War Sparks a More Active Role for Women

Primary Source 3: What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?: War Sparks a More Active Role for Women | Women on the home front | Scoop.it
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This conversation between Jodi Porchaska and Josephine Carson gives us a fist person account of what she and her family had to sacrifice due to the war. According to her every one who had read Hitler's Mein Kampf knew that the second war was coming. When the war hit her brother and newly wed husband immediately jumped right into the army. Josephine on the other hand joined a group that made bandages for the soldiers. She told Jodi that she worked mostly with young women and that sexual harassment was very common. At the end of the war she was relieved to find her brother at home safe.
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Website 3: Rosie the Riveter - World War II - HISTORY.com

Website 3: Rosie the Riveter - World War II - HISTORY.com | Women on the home front | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of Rosie the Riveter, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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Rosie the Riveter was the U.S. governments way to boost women's moral and to get them to take the jobs that the men had left behind to fight in the war. Between 1940 and 1945 almost 37 percent of the U.S. workforce were women. The iconic picture of Rosie was drawn by Norman Rockwell in 1943, although the prototype was created in 1942. The original prototype of Rosie the Riveter was on a poster for the Westinghouse power company with the headline of "We Can Do It!" 

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Primary Source #1

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This is a picture that was taken in California of a women working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc. This like many pictures showed that women could do exactly what men had done to keep the United States running in a time of need. 

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