Tokyo Rose

Drop what you’re doing. Toss those lesson plans aside.  Something big happened and our homeschooled high schoolers ought to know about it.  Think about it.  Discuss it.

Tokyo Rose aka Orphan Ann has died.

Well the woman best known as Tokyo Rose, found guilty on one of eight charges.  She was pardoned by Gerald Ford 20 years later.

Here are some links:

Tokyo Rose – Women’s History
Wikipedia – Tokyo Rose
Tokyo Rose – FBI History
Orphan Ann sound clips

Some topics to explore are: Use of propaganda during wartime.  The power of radio, particularly in the ’40s.  Women’s participation in war efforts. Was she a hero or an enemy?

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