Lesson Plan

World War II – Geared Towards Upper-Elementary School. High School teachers consult the preview lesson plan (see link above) prior to booking box.

During World War II, more than 300,000 men and women from Tennessee served in the armed forces. In addition to the support provided by Tennessee to our nation’s armed forces, the Volunteer State also lived up to its name in its action on the Homefront.   From scrap drives and war bonds to rationing and victory gardens, Tennesseans sacrificed, saved, and served. The activities in this trunk will walk participants through daily life on the Homefront during WWII, in the hopes of providing them with varying perspectives, as well as a greater understanding of the sacrifices made by the greatest generation.

Included in this DocsBox:

  • TSLA Primary Sources
  • Teacher’s Guide
  • Student Worksheets for Copies
  • Lily’s Victory Garden by Helen Wilbur
  • Ration Books

DocsBox: World War II Calendar

Request for World War II DocsBox

Click here to access request form for reserving the World War II DocsBox from the Tennessee State Library and Archives