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Women in the Great War

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Civics +2 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection brings together objects and resources from the National Museum of American History that consider some of the critical ways that women supported and participated in World War I. Using these artifacts and resources, engage students in a thoughtful discussion to analyze the guiding question: How did women shape the outcomes of World War I?

Additional information and resources can be found in the museum's online exhibitions The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, Advertising War: Women and the War, Modern Medicine: Women in the War, and Uniformed Women in the Great War.

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Uniform worn by Lucy Kennedy Shaffer

National Museum of American History

​Back Our Girls Over There

National Museum of American History

Yeoman (F) Uniform

National Museum of American History

Founding Fragments - WWI Woman's Uniform

National Museum of American History

Women in uniform, World War I edition

National Museum of American History

Uniform worn by Mabel C.S. D’Olier

National Museum of American History

The Comforter, Red Cross

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Nurse and Patient

Smithsonian American Art Museum

2nd War Fund Button

National Museum of American History

Law, Ruth B. (Oliver). [photograph]

National Air and Space Museum Archives

​For Every Fighter a Woman Worker

National Museum of American History

​Sow the Seeds of Victory

National Museum of American History

​Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man / I’d Join the Navy

National Museum of American History

Engaging Students with Primary Resources

National Museum of American History