Florida During World War II

Lesson Plans


4th Grade Lesson Plans


"Rationing Means a Fair Share for All of Us" Poster 
This lesson examines a poster encouraging citizens to comply with the rationing system in place during World War II. 

"What Uncle Sam Asks of You: General Orders for the Home Front" Bulletin
This lesson examines a bulletin issued by the Office of War Information explaining rationing of gas and foodstuffs during World War II.

Military Training in Florida

Camp Blanding IRTC Handbook 
This lesson examines a handbook given to soldiers at Camp Blanding when it was an Infantry Replacement Training Center (IRTC) during World War II. The handbook contains a detailed description of the services and facilities available to soldiers, expectations for their conduct and other vital information.

"Wakulla Springs and WWII Troop Maneuvers" Film
The military used Wakulla Springs, located south of Tallahassee, to conduct training for troops expected to see combat in the wetlands and jungles of Southeast Asia. This lesson examines silent film footage of Army troops practicing for amphibious landings and learning to operate and handle their equipment while partially submerged in water.


Primary Source Sets

These primary source sets contain materials integrated into the lesson plans as well as supplementary documents and photos. Each set is accompanied by a brief introduction, additional resources, guiding questions and related Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.






For Teachers...

Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

SS.4.A.1.1: Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.

SS.4.A.8.1: Identify Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement.

SS.912.A.1.2: Utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to identify author, historical significance, audience, and authenticity to understand a historical period.

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