Women in Canadian History Education Guide

Answer the following questions: ACTIVITY 7 : WOMEN AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR: WARTIME POSTERS Describe the poster. What language and/or symbols are used? Who is represented in the posters and who is not? Think about race, age, class, standards of beauty, etc. What is the intended message? What is left out of the poster? Who is the intended audience? Do you think the poster represents women in traditional roles or taking on new or different roles? What does the poster tell us about views and expectations about the roles of women during the war?