Process

1. Go to www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/flygirls/filmore/reference/primary

    Scroll down and click on "At the twilight's last gleaming."

    Read Cornelia Fort's article about her experience.

This article is  an example of how you should layout your own journal entry.

2. You have been assigned one of the women from the list below to reseach.  Click on your assigned link and read the story of the woman you have been assigned to research.

If you have been assigned to research:

Therese Bonney, Toni Frissell, Marvin Breckinridge Patterson, Clare Booth Luce, Janet Flanner, Esther Bubley, Dorothea Lange, or May Craig go to:

www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0001.html

If you have been assigned to research:

Jackie Cochran, Nancy Harkness Love, or Cornelia Fort go to:

www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/flygirls

 

At this point, you should have an idea about who the woman you are researching is, what her role in WWII was, and what motivated her to become so active at a time when women were expected to be passive.  It is now your job to express her feelings, desires and concerns in a journal entry. 

Remember, you are to write as if you are the woman you have researched!

Consider the following questions when writing:

-What contributions to the war and/or society did she make?

-Did she work in the United States or abroad?

-How did she feel about the war?

-What were her beliefs about women's roles in the workplace before and after the war?

 

You are now going to share your journal entry with another classmate who has written a journal entry from a different view point (for example, if you wrote about a woman who was on the frontline, you will be paired with a student who wrote about a woman who remained at home, in America). 

As a pair, you are to compare and contrast the experiences of the women you wrote for.

Consider the folowing questions in your discussion:

-What experiences, feelings and concerns did they have in common?

-What experiences, feelings and concerns did they have that differed?

-Did they have similar hopes for life after the war?

-Could these women have switched places, why or why not?