Vintage/Retired GS badges and memorabilia
Rosie by Rae’s Creations
Flower – Do all starred.
Triangle – Do 6 requirements including starred.
Circle – Do 8 requirements including starred.
Rectangle – Do all requirements including starred.
*1. Who was Rosie the Riveter? Rosie the Riveter is not a real woman. She’s a famous “icon” representing the women workers who contributed to the US war effort during WW2. "Rosie the Riveter" was the subject of a popular song written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb. The song and the name inspired artists who created posters featuring 'Rosie' wearing factory clothes and her red bandana tied around her head while still looking glamorous.
*2. What did Rosie the Riveter represent? Rosie the Riveter represented the American women who worked in factories, munitions plants and shipyards during WW2. This was not a role that women worked in during that time.
*3. Who created the Rosie the Riveter posters?
An artist named J. Howard Miller created the famous "We Can Do It!" poster although it initially had no connection with someone named Rosie. (Here’s a link so you can show them the posters)
*4. Civil Rights and Women. In later years, "Rosie the Riveter" also became an iconic American image symbolizing the fight for women’s civil rights. While women worked in different positions previously closed to them (meaning jobs they were not allowed to do), the aviation industry saw the greatest increase in female workers. More than 310,000 women worked in the U.S. aircraft industry in 1943.
Using only spoons, get a plastic egg to the otherside of the room without dropping it. If you drop it, you’ll have to start over.
Working as a team, try to keep a balloon in the air for 5 minutes. Everyone must help! Don’t let the balloon touch the ground or you have to start over.
Standing in two lines facing each other, get a ball from one end of the line to the other. Once you try it one time, see if you can do it in 30 or 60 seconds.
5. The Rosie’s First Jobs. At first the jobs for women that were offered were sewing or working on the assembly line putting things together. Eventually women were trained and moved into work traditionally done by men.
6. Fashion and Rosie. During this time period women did not usually wear pants. They never wore shorts and they never wore jeans because it was considered unlady like. Women mainly wore dresses and skirts.
● Fold a bandana or scarf into a triangle and place on the head so the long side fits around the back of the head
● The middle tip of the bandana should fall down the forehead towards the nose
● Tie the outer tips into a knot on the top middle of the head
● Tuck the middle tip of the bandana under the knot
● This is the easiest way to tie a bandana like Rosie the Riveter
7. Hearing What it was Like. In today's world, women can do every type of job imaginable. Because of this, it may be hard for some kids to understand what things were like around the time of World War II. Do you have a grandmother or older relative that you could talk to? Ask them about what life was like "way back when." What changes have they seen over the years? What was it like for women back then. If not, you can watch this video from American Veterans Center. https://youtu.be/T5ks4glb8SA (Watch the first 11 minutes of the 35 minute interviews).
8. The Rosie Song.
*9. Create your own Rosie ID badge and Host a We Can Do It Party. These ID badges were worn by every woman to show that she worked in the factories. They were tin badges that had her picture in them.