Women have always worked to strengthen their communities and this nation. Whether through government and military service or volunteer clubs and civic organizations; women have found a way to serve.

How did women serve in uniform during World War I? Tory Altman joins Curator Margaret Vining of the National Museum of American History Museum's Division of Armed Forces History to talk about women's service in the conflict, and how their contributions helped the cause of the woman suffrage movement.

Collection Objects

Conversation Kit

Let's Talk! Women’s Land Army of World War II Conversation Kit

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?