Our Rosie the Riveter and the Women of WWII lesson plan introduces students to Rosie the Riveter as the symbol for the women of World War II. When students think of WWII and other wars, often they forget about the role of women, whether on the front lines or in other roles that are often thought of as men’s roles in society. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to create an Acrostic poem using the letters for the word WOMEN, with each letter used for words or sentences related to the Women of WWII. Students are also asked to match the accomplishment to the correct woman or women in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson material.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define Rosie the Riveter and explain how she became the symbol for the women of World War II and identify some well-known women of World War II and their roles during the war.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2