"Extra, Extra! Read all about it!" - World War II Battles Project
Student Objectives: Small groups will create an accurate, detailed newspaper front page (with photos and captions) that accurately educates and informs the reader about important aspects of the assigned WWII battle.
The Battles (In chronological order):
Blitzkrieg - Summer of 1940 - Belgium, France, and Scandinavia
Battle of Britain - 1940-41
Africa Campaign - 1940-1943
Battle of Stalingrad - 1942
Battle of Coral Sea - 1942
Battle of Midway - 1942
Battle of Guadalcanal -1943
Battle of Leyte Gulf - 1944
Battle of the Bulge - 1944-1955
Battle of Iwo Jima - 1945
Battle of Okinawa - 1945
Tokyo Fire Bombing - 1945
Battle of Berlin - 1945
Resource Evaluation Tips:
BOOK WITH ONE AUTHOR:
Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Year Published.
ARTICLE ON A WEBSITE:
Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. “Title of Article on Website.” Title of Website. Sponsor of Site, Date Site Updated. Accessed.
DIGITAL ART/MAP OR PHOTO:
Artist Last Name, First Name. Title of the Piece. Date created, Location of the piece, city. Name of Website. URL. Date of Access.
Title of Film. Directed by First Name Last Name. Production Company, year created.
FILM OR VIDEO found on the web:
"Title of Video." Website name, uploaded by First Last Name, Date uploaded. URL.
Use Campo Databases (you may need passwords!)
ABC-CLIO History Database search in the Modern Era section
Culture Grams find maps, history, facts, flags & more
eLibrary search for a specific battle
Historical Newspapers scroll down and search a Proquest Historical Newspaper
Britannica search for a specific battle