“Making a Way Out of No Way” is an expression in the African American community that reveals power of community. Whether through church congregations or labor organizations, sewing circles or sororities; through intellect, grit, and resilience, community makes the impossible possible.
Learn these stories or see more objects that showcase to the power of community in our collections.
Grades 6-12. Time: Variable (1-3 class periods). Aligned to C3 standards.
In this lesson students will learn about the Woman's Land Army of America during World War II and how this group of dedicated women fueled the United States's massive war effort. Students will examine the question: How can communities shape the direction of history?
Smithsonian American Women
Remarkable objects and stories of strength, ingenuity, and vision from the National Collection.Buy the Book