You are a teenager living in the United States during World War II. You read the newspapers and hear the radio broadcasts, but it is hard to make sense of this war that involves so many countries and people. This webquest will take you back to the Home Front of the 1940's to learn what it was like to grow up during this turbulent time.
You will become an expert on one part of the topic. Then you'll have to answer questions that gets to the heart of 'what's the truth and who says so? Mrs. Pate wants you to do a great job, so why not read the Requirements for this Webquest now.
1) Answer all questions and terms (make a Power Point Presentation) Include pictures or videos. 60 POINTS Resource Citations on each Powerpoint Slide (1 point deduction from each slide with no citation)
2) Create a timeline (with pictures) with at least 10 of the most important events that you think happened during WWII. This will be completed on paper given by Mrs. Pate. 20 POINTS
3) Create an "Artifact" from WWII. It is an object made by a human, typically an item of cultural or historical interest. IT HAS TO LOOK AUTHENTIC 40 POINTS Examples: Recreate a Propaganda Poster, Newspaper page, Political Letter, Create a sculpture of an item used during WWII, Recreate a battle field with American Military involved.
4) Present your favorite or best slide from your Powerpoint and your Artifact to the Class. 10 POINTS
You are going to begin by researching some primary and secondary resources to learn about life in the United States during World War II.. Using the information that you learn you will:
1. Conduct research about life on the Home Front and Europe during World War II.
2. Visit the poster galleries to investigate how the U.S. Government used wartime posters to rally support and answer questions about the posters, and you will create an original time-warped poster to be displayed in class.
3. Gather various types of information on the 1940's and understand the hardships people had to go through.
Slide #1.2,3 - Background Information
It is December 6, 1941. The United States is beginning to emerge from the Great Depression and war is raging in Europe. Every day you hear the reports of how it is spreading to other parts of the world. You have heard of the Nazi atrocities, but it all seems so far away. Is war the best thing for the nation? Should the U.S. get involved with such a costly effort?
Slide 1 - 1. Explain 3 causes of World War II. Give details and be sure to cite your sources. 2. What were the political conditions in Europe in 1940? What countries were at war? 3. Why did the United States become involved in the war? What was date that the U. S. entered the war?
Slide 2 - 4. Who were the three main AXIS powers? Who were the three main ALLIES? 5. Describe the significance of the Maginot line? 6. Recall D-Day, why was it so iconic?
Slide 3 - 8. Explain what role the following people played in WWII: a. Joseph Stalin b. Benito Mussolini c. Adolf Hitler d. Franklin D. Roosevelt e. Winston Churchill f. Hideki Tojo g. Dwight D. Eisenhower h. George Patton i. Harry S. Truman j. Douglas MacArthur
Slide #4 and 5 - Types of Government
Identify each of the following types of government and tell which counties and leaders used them in WWII. Be Sure to cite your sources.
Slide 4 - a. Totalitarianism b. Dictator
Slide 5 - c. Communist d. Fascist
Slide #6,7,8,9,10 - Battles
Choose 5 Battles - Each Battle will receive its own slide
Battles are a huge part of war. Each battle is different from the next. In this section, you are to tell me who was involved in the battles below, the year the battle took place, the nature of the battle, who won the battle (if any winner at all) and the outcome of the battle. Give each slide a creative name Ex: We took that Beach - DDay/ Kamikazes - Okinawa / Explosions Across the Sky - Midway
a. Pearl Harbor b. Battle of Britain C. Stalingrad d. Doolittle Raid e. Battle of the Bulge f. Battle of the Midway g. Iwo Jima h. Okinawa i. Bataan Death March j. D- Day
Slide #11 and 12 - Holocaust
Slide 11 - Define the following terms and answer all questions: a. Anti-Semitism b. Nuremberg laws 1. Describe Hitler's Aryan Race. 2. What was Hitler's Final Solution? 3. What is the difference between a Concentration Camp and Death Camp? Where were these located?
Slide 12 - 4. Describe methods used to exterminate the Jews and any other people in death camps. 5. What is genocide? Has genocide happened since WWII anywhere in the world? If so, give examples.
Slide #13 and 14 - Japanese Internment Camps
Slide 13- Define the following terms and answer all questions. a. Interment camp b. Executive Order 8802
Slide 14 - c. Describe how Japanese Americans were treated by the American people and government. d. Where were these Japanese Interment camps located?
Slide #15 and 16 - American Homefront
Slide 15 - 1. Explain how the role of women changed during the war. 2. Give an example of how women made a difference on the Home Front. 3. Find a personal account of a family's experience on the Home Front during WWII and describe it in your own words.
Slide 16 - 4. How did the war time posters help mobilize the Home Front for war? 5. What are the posters indicating about living conditions in America during this time?
Slide #17 and 18 - Propaganda
View the web sites on wartime poster art to investigate how the U.S. government used this medium to rally the support for war efforts. After viewing the posters, select one poster and answer the following questions:
Slide 17 - REMEMBER TO Copy and Paste the Poster, Cite it properly! 1) Describe the poster. 2) Does the poster contain a hidden/implied message? What is the desired effect?
Slide 18 - 3) What emotions do the images convey? What words are chosen for impact? 4) In what ways does the poster glamorize or villainize war or the people involved? 5) What effect would this poster have had on people of different ages and backgrounds in the 40's? For example, how would a teenager react to it? A veteran of World War I? A mother? A doctor? A minister?
Slide 19 - Define: a. Atomic bomb b. Hiroshima (What happened and when) c. Nagasaki (What happened and when)
Slide 20 - 1) What was the Manhattan Project? Where did it take place? 2) What were the results of the Manhattan Project? 3) What was the name of the plane that delivered the atomic bombs to Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Slide #21,22,23,24, and 25 - The Effects of the War
Slide 21 - 1) When and how did WWII end? 2) What decisions were made at the Yalta Conference? Who was involved? 3) What is the United Nations? What are some of the major accomplishments of the U.N?
Slide 22 - 4) Explain how the world map changed after WWII? 5) Who came out of WWII as the SUPERPOWERS?
Slide 23 - 6) What is the importance of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank? 7) What were the results of the Geneva Convention?
Slide 24 - 8) What were the results of the Nuremberg Trials? 9) Do you think the results were justified?
Slide 25 - 9) What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights- 1948? 10) What was the Marshall Plan?
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