Remember, a minimum amount of work will not earn top marks.
Basic Training Friends Enemies Superiors Maps Letters from home Death Pictures Art Poems Weapons Blitzkrieg Poetry Major Battles Genocide Concentration Camps Boy in the Striped Pajamas Schindler’s List D-Day Dieppe Battle of Britain Appeasement Hitler Mussolini Fascism Nazi Battle of the Atlantic U-Boats Liberation of Netherlands Battle for Italy Hong Kong Rhineland Campaign The Secret War Stages of the Holocaust Elements of Genocide Atomic Bombs Death of Mussolini Hitler’s Suicide V-E Day Some of the following topics may be included. These are just examples
Example: April 27, 1941 I remember stopping on the walkway leading up to ship. I looked up at the massive hull and saw nothing but steel and rivets. My gaze continued skyward until I could see not one but scores of faces staring back towards the dock. All of these soldiers just like me waving at their families and friends. Looking at loved ones, perhaps for the last time. She seemed like such a massive ship, it was hard to imagine her being threatened by stealthy German U-boats lurking just beneath the service of the water. (Canadian) I put my mind off such disturbing thoughts and instead turned my attention to finding my bunk, a place to stow my gear and a couple of pals to have a drink with. (CBC)
After I tossed my gear I found Tom and Dave and we huddled up below deck for a sip of Triple Crown. We sat right under a life ring with SS NERISSA boldly printed across it. Tom said our sea ride was a 5,583 ton passenger vessel conscripted from the Warren Line. That made no matter to me so long as she was sea worthy and free of leaks. (Duncan) (Duncan)
Documentation You are required to document all your research! Example: After reading on the site, Eyewitness to History, I found some great accounts of air battles. I cut and pasted one little segment below. I then re-wrote my own entry based on what I read therefore I need to give credit to the original author and site plus the photo. Citations will be with the work. A bibliography will come at the end.
The German fighters chased us for about forty-five minutes. They came so close that I could see the pilots' faces, and I fired so fast that my gun jammed. I went back to the left nose gun and fired that gun till it jammed. By that time we'd fallen behind the rest of the group, but the Germans were beginning to slack off. It was turning into a question of whether we could sneak home without having to bailout. The plane was pretty well shot up and the whole oxygen system had been cut to pieces.
March 24, 1943 Today was the most exhilarating yet terrifying experience of my life. During our flight over Dresden a squadron of German Messerschmitts descended on us from out of nowhere. The sky was buzzing with activity as there superior air power cut us to ribbons for almost an hour. The came so close that I could see Fritz’ eyes from my gun turret. I kept firing till my gun jammed. I then jumped to the tail gun and let them have the full force of both barrels until I ran out of ammo. I felt so helpless as they continued to shoot up our plane. When all seemed hopeless they turned and flew off like the cowards they are as a squadron of our own Spitfires came to our rescue. Thank goodness the Tommy’s came to aide as I doubt our battered craft could have sustain another round of Nazi bullets. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/b17.htm One of our planes that didn’t make it. RIP boys http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/b17.htm
Example of a WWII Poem Alone and far removed from earthly care The noble ruins of men lie buried here. You were strong men, good men Endowed with youth and much the will to live. I hear no protest from the mute lips of the dead. They rest; there is no more to give. So long, my comrades, Sleep ye where you fell upon the field. But tread softly please March o'er my heart with ease March on and on, But to God alone we kneeled. This assignment combines your creativity and knowledge of events and circumstances. Accuracy is important. For example, you wouldn’t make a reference to computers, video games or TV as they did not exist in 1918. Vocabulary and references to specific events, people, conditions etc. is very important. Each entry should have a minimum of one reference and one picture.