St. Lucy’s School
Name: Due Date: Monday 03/30
Mr. Santoro: Social Studies Class:
World War II Internet Research Project
Background: The failure of the western democracies to stop the rise of aggressive dictators after the First World War led to the Second World War. The Second World War was a worldwide conflict fought from 1939 until 1945 between the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. World War II resulted in the deaths of over sixty million people.
Task: Create a PowerPoint Presentation to present your research on a topic from WWII.
The Rise and Reign of Dictatorships: How did dictatorships rise to power in the 1930s? Once in power, how did they rule?
Benito Mussolini & Fascism
Adolf Hitler & The Rise of the Nazi Party
Josef Stalin & Life in Soviet Russia
Japanese Imperialism & the Co-Prosperity Sphere
Warfare During WWII:
Blitzkrieg & Germany Conquers Europe
Advances in Technology During WWII
The Battle of Britain and The London Blitz
Operation Barbarossa & The Invasion of the Soviet Union
The Pearl Harbor Attack & The End of American Isolationism
The War in the Pacific (Island-Hopping, Okinawa, Iwo Jima)
D-Day (The Allied Invasion of Normandy)
Controversy in War:
The Internment of Japanese Americans in the United States
The Allied Bombing of Dresden
Japan’s Treatment of Enemy Soldiers (Bataan Death March)
The Decision to use the atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Anti-Semitism & Propaganda in Nazi Germany
Dr. Josef Mengele & Nazi Medical Experiments
Jewish Resistance & The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Did the U.S. do enough to help the Jews?
Hitler’s Final Solution: Why did he almost succeed?
The Nuremberg Trials: Was Justice Served?
Your project MUST include:
- 7-8 slides
- 3-4 minute presentation
-Works Cited Page 2 sources(Where the info comes from NO Wikipedia)
Give an effective PowerPoint Presentation
Make eye contact
Speak, don’t read, to your audience
Elaborate(build) on slides
Explain concepts SLOWLY & CLEARLY
http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/ww2 (Multiple Resources)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ (Multiple Resources)
http://blogs.bu.edu/guidedhistory/moderneurope/catherine-shen/ (Multiple Resources)
http://scholarsarchive.jwu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1011&context=ac_symposium (WWII Warfare)
http://www.ushmm.org/learn/students (Holocaust Information for Students)
http://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/activities/internment/more.html (Daily Life in Internment Camps for Japanese Americans)
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55 (Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and other Cities)