Students will use bar graphs to compare and contrast the number of service men and women in each of the four branches of military during World War I, World War II, The Vietnam War, and The Persian Gulf War.
- Crayons or colored pencils
Remind students that veterans served in all five branches of the military.
Explain that students will create bar graphs to show the number of service men and women that served during World War I, World War II, The Vietnam War, and The Persian Gulf War.
Divide students into 4 groups. Assign each group a war listed above.
Have students go online to research the number of service men and women from each of the five branches of the military that served during the assigned war and create a bar graph to represent the data.
Students should post the graphs in the classroom.
Ask questions that compare and contrast data represented on the graphs such as:
How many more/less army service men and women fought in World War I than in The Vietnam War?
What was the total number of navy service men and women that served in these four wars?
Check for understanding through questioning.