A Separate Peace Treasure Hunt:
1: When did the word, mobilization, first appear with regard to preparing armies for war?
2: What was the condition of the United States preparedness in 1940 in the light of German military successes?
(See section 11)
3: Study the picture at the beginning of the article. What seems to be happening in the photo?
1: According to the source, what effect did World War II have on the woman named, Nancy Potter?
2: Give a few examples of how women were discriminated against in the work force during the war.
3: Instead of hiring women, how could factory owners have coped with the labor shortage?4: In what way did the movies of the day show how women were supposed to act and behave while their men were fighting in Europe and in the Pacific?
5: Name two groups of Americans who were targets of outright racism in this period.
2: On the left side of the home page, click onto “A wartime home” and go to kitchen. Click onto the radio. Why was a radio important to the home?
1: Click on ‘students’. Give a few ways students attending public schools differ from those who attend private schools.
2: With regard to kids with special needs, what are the requirements of private schools? What do you think of this?
3: Look at ‘Class Size”. Why do parents choose private schools for their children?
4: In your own words, how would your perception of the world differ if you attended private schools all of your life?
1: In “America Calling”, list two ideals found in American culture or society during wartime.
2: What does it mean, “to remind people what they are fighting for”?
3: In “Cowards over Pearl Harbor”, the song boosted morale and made people feel they were going to win the war.
What phrase in the description tells us this is so?
4: In “On the old assembly line”, workers had to cope with boring and tedious jobs, unlike the soldiers who were off fighting the war. Give an example of a ‘tedious’ job you may find in a factory
1: According to the song, if you praise the lord and pass the ammunition, what will happen for you?
2: Praise The Lord, and swing in-to po-si-tion, Can't af-ford to sit a-round a'-wish-in' Praise The Lord, we're all be-tween per-dition and the deep blue sea!".
What is ‘perdition’?
3: In the final verse, the ‘sky pilot’ says we cannot go fishing. Why?
4: This was a most popular song during World War II. How is this
song different from the ones you have heard that deal with the Iraq War?
1: Look at this poster. From the expression on ‘Rosie the Riveter’s face’, what
seems to be her mood?
2: Do you think American women who worked in factories during the war
all looked like the woman in the poster?
3: Which American ideal does the poster portray?