Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front: Mom Goes to Work
00:10:03 - 00:11:07

Molly's mother announces that she will take a job at the factory, much to the surprise of her children. When she tells them that she plans to build planes and assemble war machinery, her children have a hard time picturing her out of her domestic duties. They feel she should be there for them at home since their father is in London supporting the war efforts.

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  1. Why are a lot of women taking jobs at this time?
  2. How do the children react to their mother's news?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe the economic effects of World War II on the home front such as the end of the Great Depress...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the domestic and international impact of U.S. participation in World War II....
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    evaluate the domestic and international leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman during ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the home front and how American patriotism inspired exceptional actions by citizens and mili...

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