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World War II At Home: Californians' Involvement in the War Effort

These lessons support the following California Department of Education History-Social content standards:

CA Department of Education History-Social Science Content Standard 4.4.5:

4.4 Students explain how California became an agricultural and industrial power, tracing the transformation of the California economy and its political and cultural development since the 1850s.

4.4.5 Discuss the effects of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War II on California.

CA Department of Education History-Social Science Content Standard 11.7.5, 11.7.6:

11.7 Students analyze America's participation in World War II.

11.7.5 Discuss the constitutional issues and impact of events on the U.S. home front, including the internment of Japanese Americans (e.g., Fred Korematsu v. United States of America) and the restrictions on German and Italian resident aliens; the response of the administration to Hitler's atrocities against Jews and other groups; the roles of women in military production; and the roles and growing political demands of African Americans.

11.7.6 Describe major developments in aviation, weaponry, communication, and medicine and the war's impact on the location of American industry and use of resources.

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