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World War II Timeline Project

World War II Timeline Project
World War II Timeline Project
World War II Timeline Project
World War II Timeline Project
World War II Timeline Project
World War II Timeline Project
Product Description
The WWII Timeline Project is a research-based project that takes the student from the causes of the war, through the events of the war, and to the effects of the war on the world.

When I use this in my classroom, the students create a scrapbook that shows different types of writing pieces that they create that would represent a document from the event that they are describing. For example, a student might write a letter as if they are a Japanese soldier fighting in the Battle of Iwo Jima or a poem as if they are an American soldier during D-Day. In each piece, they must describe what is taking place in the event. This helps to prevent them from plagiarizing, as they have to put the event into a different form of writing.

This is a sophomore project at our school, so I team up with the sophomore English teacher. She grades the writing, while I grade the content, so this is a very easy project to use if you are looking for something cross-curricular.

The project is graded with the first scoring guide, while the essay is graded using the SAT rubric, which is included.

I usually give the students about 2 weeks of research time, with checkpoints at the end of each week before the projects are due.
Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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