Parent Guide > Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls
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This week in class, we’re reading "Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls" by Susan Stamberg.
This article is a production of National Public Radio (NPR), written by Susan Stamberg. During WWII, a shortage of male pilots in the United States led to the formation of a group called WASP — the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Stamberg reports on this relatively little-known group, and its struggle for national and military recognition.
"How do we define the roles of men and women?", "What makes a hero?", and "How are communities formed?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this informational text at home:
- What was "Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls" about?
- What did you learn about Community?
- What did you learn about Gender Roles?
- What did you learn about Honor & Courage?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: