The home fires montana in worldwarii

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THE HOME FIRES:

MONTANA IN

WORLD WAR II

User Guide Provided by The Montana Historical Society

Education Office (406) 444-4789

Funded by a Grant from U.S. Bank, Helena ?2004 The Montana Historical Society

The Home Fires: Montana In World War II

Table of Contents

I. Introduction Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Footlocker Use - Some Advice for Instructors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Evaluation Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 MHS Educational Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Primary Sources and How to Use Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Standards and Skills for The Home Fires: Montana In World War II . . . . . . .22

II. Background Information Historical Narrative for Fourth Graders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Historical Narrative for Instructors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Outline for Classroom Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Vocabulary List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Amazing Montanans - Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

III. Lesson Plans Lesson 1: Read All About It! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Lesson 2: Powers of Persuasion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Lesson 3: A Simple Poem From My Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Lesson 4: Mail Call! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Lesson 5: The Ultimate Dr. Seuss Savings Bond Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Lesson 6: The Scrap Attack! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Lesson 7: Marching Madness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Lesson 8: Montana Memories Readers Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

IV. Resources and Reference Materials Worksheets and Independent Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Bibliographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

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Inventory

The Home Fires: Montana In World War II

Borrower: ___________________________________________ Booking Period: ____________________

The borrower is responsible for the safe use of the footlocker and all its contents during the designated booking period. Replacement and/or repair for any lost items and/or damage (other than normal wear and tear) to the footlocker and its contents while in the borrower's care will be charged to the borrower's school. Please have an adult complete the footlocker inventory checklist below, both when you receive the footlocker and when you repack it for shipping, to ensure that all of the contents are intact. After you inventory the footlocker for shipping to the next location, please mail or fax this completed form to the Education Office.

ITEM

1 white US Navy enlisted man's cap

1 white US Navy enlisted man's shirt

1 green US Army overseas cap

1 green US Army "Ike" jacket with 4 medal bars and 2 round pins

BEFORE AFTER

USE

USE

1 WASP beret

1 woman's dress with belt

1 child's dress

1 US Army Officer's hat

1 khaki US Army overseas cap

1 US Army Air Corps flight suit

CONDITION OF ITEM

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MHS USE

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The Home Fires: Montana In World War II Inventory (continued)

ITEM

BEFORE AFTER

USE

USE

1 pair driver's goggles

1 set of dog tags

1 stuffed dog

7 posters in tube

23 photographs in folder

1 God Bless America CD

1 WWII Radio Broadcast CD

1 Bella Vista video

1 Growing Up in World War II book

1 To Win the War book

1 An Alien Place book and DVD 1 Italian Boys at Fort Missoula, Montana book

1 pebble sculpture

1 Marine action figure

1 Lady Marine doll

1 Rosie the Riveter doll

1 coloring book

4 shadow boxes

CONDITION OF ITEM

MHS USE

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The Home Fires: Montana In World War II Inventory (continued)

ITEM

BEFORE AFTER

USE

USE

7 newspapers

22 documents in folder

1 "Mary of the WACs" paper doll set

1 User Guide

Search and Rescue war games

CONDITION OF ITEM

Education Office, Montana Historical Society, PO Box 201201, Helena, MT 59620-1201 Fax: 406-444-2696, Phone: 406-444-9553, MHSeducation@

MHS USE

Teachers Name _____________________________________________ Phone number __________________________________ School _____________________________________________________ Footlocker Reservation Dates ____________________

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The Home Fires: Montana In World War II

Footlocker Contents

Left: Flight suit, "Ike" jacket, Navy shirt

Right: Woman's dress, girl's dress

Left: Newspapers, Books, Coloring book, Paper doll

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