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Classroom Materials

Teachers’ Reference


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

Veteran’s History Project
(The Library of Congress)

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)