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Classroom Materials

Teachers’ Reference

Booklist:

Coming On Home Soon by Jaqueline Woodson

The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections by Tom Brokaw

Selected Chaff: The Wartime Columns of Al McIntosh, 1941-1945 by Al McIntosh

Since You Went Away: World War II Letters from American Women on the Home Front edited by Judy Barrett Litoff and David C. Smith

War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars by Andrew Carroll


Useful Links:

We Were There: Letters From the Battle Front Teacher’s Guide
(National Postal Museum)

The Legacy Project

The War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
(PBS)

Veteran’s History Project
(The Library of Congress)

Military Postal Service Agency on how mail currently moves
to US armed forces

On the Homefront: America During World War I and World War II
(The Library of Congress)

Price of Freedom Online Exhibit and Teacher’s Manual
(National Museum of American History)