women in WW2

This learning block represents one week’s work. Aim to watch at least one video and choose at least one activity or project to complete.

Before WW2, women in most countries were primarily homemakers. If they held jobs outside the home they were in traditionally female roles: teachers, care takers, cooks, seamstresses, or in childcare. World War 2 changed that, and things never looked the same for women after the war ended. 

In this block, we’ll explore the ways in which women participated in the war effort and profile a few fascinating women who did extraordinary things!

There are a range of videos to choose from about the women of WW2. Feel free to watch one, or all of them!

WASP: Women Air force Service Pilots

The Women’s Land Army in the UK

The Black Female Battalion

Canadian Women Code Breakers & Listeners

Women of the Red Army

Virginia Hall: Most Feared Spy

Women in WW2 Biography Project

Now it’s time to record what you know, and maybe do some additional research about one of the women, or groups of women who served in WW2. 

Here is a basic biography template for you to download and fill in.

Use the videos above, the books below, and other research online or through your library to discover all of the interesting facts of the women who served in WW2.

Which one(s) will you choose?

Save your report for your portfolio! 

Books About Women in WW2

Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library. 

Rosie Stronger Than Steel Read Aloud

NOw Let’s Have some fun!