For every source (internet article, book, etc…) that you take information from, you will need to have a notecard
The notecard will include the written citation in MLA format on one side and the information you chose to use on the other (written in your own words). You will eventually turn in these and use them for Mrs. Dancy’s paper
There is no limit to how many sources you can have. (a minimum of 8)
4. What in particular should I be researching about my topic?
Summaries and background information is the perfect place to start. You need to understand a little about your topic before getting into all the details
If you are doing a 3-D model, you should be prepared to speak about the above information.
A Printed Bibliography – which means you will transfer each MLA citation from your notecards to paper (I prefer typed, handwritten is acceptable if it is very neat). These should be in alphabetical order.
The Japanese attack the U.S. naval base in Hawaii known as Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 which brings America into the war.
WWII Technology: The Atomic Bomb
WWII proved to be a war of innovation and technological advancement. Look into the Manhattan Project. Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.
Navaho Code Talkers
The American Army is in need of a secret code to communicate with one another so the Japanese cannot understand their plans; they will look the language of the Navaho Native Americans.
Death Camps/Holocaust of WWII
To speed up the extermination of the Jews and other “undesirables”, Hitler and the Nazis will rely on Death Camps. The Angel of Death – a Nazi scientist who experimented on people.
Normandy Invasion (D-Day)
The Allied Powers plan one of the greatest invasions of all time – they will liberate France from Nazi Germany and open a second front in Europe. This will be a major turning point in the war.
Righteous Among the Nations
During the Holocaust and mass killings of Jews, hundreds of individuals in Europe, including Germany, will risk their lives to save the Jews from Hitler and the Nazis. Today they are honored as “Righteous Among the Nations” Find out more about these people through research. (two possible people – Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Raoul Wallenberg)
Japanese Internment in the U.S.
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Government devises a controversial plan to handle the Japanese-American population living in the United States. The U.S. Government will place Japanese-Americans in camps.
Battle of Britain
Britain stands alone in 1940 – 1941 to face the might of the German war machine. The Battle of Britain will be one of the largest and most important aerial battles in world history.
Conference of WWII by the “Big Three”
The leaders of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union have a common enemy, Germany. They must put aside their differences and work out agreements and treaties to overcome the Axis Powers. Research the meetings of “Yalta” “Tehran” and “Potsdam.”
America’s Generals in WWII: George Patton and Douglas MacArthur.
Two very interesting characters from WWII. If you choose this topic, then focus on what they did during WWII (you may give some background biographical information). Think about doing a compare/contrast as well.
You will find several accounts of various attempts on Hitler’s life. Many Germans wanted him assassinated because they did not agree with what he was doing. You do not have to focus on all of the attempts, but there are some interesting ones.
General Erwin Rommel
A German General who was respected by his enemies for his battlefield tactics and good character. Rommel was most famous for holding off the Allies in North Africa and earned the nickname the “Desert Fox.” He also disagreed with the Nazis and Hitler on several issues.
POW – “Prisoners of War”
Research American/Allied prisoners in German and Japanese prisoner camps. Look into the Bataan Death March