Live From the Home Front: A World War II Chronicle

Throughout the year so far, we have discussed the importance of the news media in bringing news into the homes of Americans. It will be your task to bring events of World War II to the American people through the front page of a newspaper and a radio broadcast. You are an American news broadcaster trying to bring the war in Europe and Asia into homes all around the United States. In order to share the stories of the war, you will create a radio broadcast about a particular event and share a personal voice of the event through primary source evidence. Your broadcast and newspaper information will be incorporated into a website format.
Your essential topic question will be: How did your event shape the outcome of WWII and contribute to the American victory?

In order to accomplish these tasks you will:

  • Effectively use research tools to gather appropriate information.
  • Identify and use related primary documents.
  • Demonstrate proficient use of technology tools like Google Sites and Audacity to present synthesis of World War II materials.
  • Upon completion of this project you will have created a website for your topic that will include a radio broadcast, visuals, and a summary about how your event connects to the outcome of WWII.
Katie Plese,
Mar 19, 2012, 9:46 AM
Katie Plese,
Mar 18, 2012, 5:25 PM