Yearbooks from WWII

Click the following link and click on different book covers to view several different yearbooks from 1944.

Yearbooks from WWII

Reflect on how they are similar and how they are different from what our yearbook will look like this year. Try to understand the perspective of the students graduating that year: What was their school year like? How has the war affected their lives? What will life be like after graduation? What are their hopes and plans for the future?

Write a journal entry from the perspective of a student graduating in 1944. Try to imagine what they were thinking and feeling, and how that may be similar to how you feel as you are about to graduate. How might it be different? In the journal entry reflect on the end of high school and talk about plans for the future as well.