Changing Perspectives: Military Service, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821535
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821536
  • DDC: 355.00973
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The United States, as reflected in the news media, has a long history of either requiring or requesting citizens to be participants in the military. From the Civil War, through two world wars and the Vietnam War, to the conflicts in Afghanistan and the threat of terrorism, perspectives on military service, the draft, and citizen soldiers has changed. How has military service been portrayed through the news and perceived by the public throughout the country's history of wars and peacetimes? And how have the attitudes of American citizens changed when it comes to serving in the military? This collection of articles explores these questions and more, and also features Media Literacy Terms and Questions to further inform and guide readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Roots of the U.S. Military.
2: Expanding Directives and Personnel.
3: Gender and Sexuality.
4: The Future of the Military and U.S. Veterans.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.