US History Project : The Great Depression and World War II

Project Due Date: November 11

Purpose:  clearly answer the following set of questions:

  • How does this person, event, group reflect the 1930s and the 1940s?
  •  What affects does this person, event, group have after the time period?
  •  How did this person, event, group actually create “history” instead of simply being there?

Part One: Research Options:

  • Work as an Individual: Research one topic from each group and then choose three others from any group or you may choose one single group
  • Work with a partner: Research two topics from each group or select two complete groups.
  • Each project should include proper citation in MLA format . There should be at least two resources for each topic that are not references (i.e. Wikipedia and Wikipedia does not have the essential content to answer the purpose questions listed above.

Part Two : Presentables

  • Individuals must complete at least one presentable.
  • Groups must complete at least two presentables.
  • You may choose any of the following methods to show what you have learned for each term.

Prezi, Glogster, Digital Video, Mini Poster w/o printouts, Comic strip (12panels), Webpage

Group 1
John Steinbeck
Dorothea Lange
Margaret Bourke White
Sinclair Lewis
Ed Hopper
Ansel Adams
Pearl S. Buck
Group 2
1932 Los Angles Olympics
Dust Bowl
Great Migration
German American Bund
Huey Long
John Collier (Native Americans)
Fr. Charles Coughlin
Group 3
Benjamin O Davis Jr.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Navajo Codetalkers
Joe Rosenthal (Iwo Jima)
Operation Paperclip
Office of Strategic Services
Group 4
1936 Berlin Olympics
Erwin Rommel
Enigma Codes
Dresden Bombings
Rudolph Hess
Nazi Occultism
Group 5
Georgy Zhukov
Vyacheslav Molotov
Charles De Gaulle
Philippe Pétain
Francisco Franco
Haile Selassie I
Pope Pius XII
Group 6
Second Sino-Japanese War
Occupation of Korea
Isoroku Yamamoto
Chiang Kai Shek
“Tokyo Rose”
Emperor Hirohito
Chinese Flying Tigers

About Model_BFW

Social Studies and English Assistant Professor at Model Lab School, EKU. My interests include education technology, social media in the classroom, politics, creativity studies, comic books, and writing.

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