The World War Two American Heroes mini research project has students research, and present what they learned about celebrated, but underrepresented groups that fought in mostly segregated units.
Students can choose from (or be assigned) the Tuskegee Airmen, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Navajo Code Talkers, Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), Women's Naval Reserves (WAVES), the92nd Infantry (Buffalo Soldiers), the 65th Infantry Regiment (Borinqueneers) or the 158th Regimental Combat Team (Bushmasters). Additionally, students may choose (or be assigned) another group of interest.
With very small classes, I have done this as an individual project, but with larger classes, the WWII American Heroes project would probably work best as a group project.
In the past students have gotten really creative and constructed picture books, a mobile, and even a board game. Most have made power points, posters or prezis.
This project covers several State and Common Core standards.
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