Women and World War One. Lesson starter: Why did the Suffrage movement stop during the war?. Example of propaganda encouraging women to work (USA). Today we will understand the ways the lives of women changed during world war one.
Women and World War One
Why did the Suffrage movement stop during the war?
Example of propaganda encouraging women to work (USA)
Today we will understand the ways the lives of women changed during world war one
As most of the men were away at war, women had to fill their jobs
Most women worked in munitions factories, making shells and weapons
Most shells used on the Western Front were made by women
Men made jokes about shells made by women
Propaganda encouraging women to get out and work
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Would World War One improve Women's’ Lives?
Think about things such as work, money, husbands and attitudes towards women.
Write down your ideas
The spreading of information in order to influence public opinion and to manipulate other people's beliefs.
Source A is the view of John Smith who fought in World War one
Women worked hard during the war. They produced food and weapons for Britain. However, it was the brave men on The Western Front who really won the war.
1. Do you agree with John Smith? Give reasons for your answer.
Source B is written by Anna Richard, who was part of the Women’s Land Army.
The Land Army was a proper army. We worked from dawn until the sun went down. I was from London and had never seen a farm in my life. My hands bled from the hard work each day.
2. How useful is Source C for investigating The Land Army? Give reasons for your answer.
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World War Two propaganda