Books in the CWLMC
American Memory Collection
The American Memory Collection from the Library of Congress provides access to images, audio files, videos, maps and sheet music that demonstrate the American experience.
The Smithsonian Museum, founded in 1846, consists of 19 museums and galleries, a zoo, and research facilities. The museum and gallery websites feature digital collections and information on physical collections covering art, science and history.
Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository
This digital repository features local and state history from schools, colleges and universities, libraries and museums.
Search over 7.4 million records with 568,100 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives & libraries.
Historical documents from ancient to modern times
Databases and online sources for finding historical newspapers - This is pathfinder from Bowling Green U - you only have access to free websites.
World War II News Report
World War 2 was a difficult time in World History. The allies fought against the oppression of Fascism. Your task is to pretend you are news reporters who were at a battle during the World War 2 and create a news report that tells others about your battle. Your news report should be based on facts from researching your battle, and you should pretend that you are living in that time. You will be in groups of two.
You will do research, and write a script. The finished product will be 2 - 4 minute news report. In addition to your news report, you will be using the map on the bulletin board in order to describe where your battle was, what kind of battle it was (sea, air, land or a combination of the three).
Here is the information you need to include in your news report about your battle:
answers to the 5 "W" questions (who, what, why, when, where)
a description of the action, including whether it was primarily fought on land, sea, or air (or a combination of both)
key participants from the Allies and Axis side (Countries, groups, individuals)
date and specific location of the battle
which side won the battle (or explain if it was a tie)
Who you are, and a name for your news report
A separate MLA bibliography with ANNOTATIONS
This project is worth 30 points This project is due on Wednesday, November 11th
11/4 – Introduce project, do research
11/5 – Continue research.
11/6 – Chunking check for a finished research notes (5 pts), create bibliography with annotations.
11/9 – Create script and practice with group.
11/10 - Make trifold, create script, practice
11/11 - Project Due. Turn in your scripts and bibliography as well. Listen to all student news reports.
Historical Information 20 points
Did you answer all the questions?
Is the information accurate?
Presentation 5 points
Do you speak loud, clear, and easy to understand?
Does your final product seem like a newscast?
Do you use your tri-fold during your presentation?
Trifold 10 points
Name of your battle
Map with your battle marked on it
Outcome of your battler, who fought in it
Bibliography 5 points
Are all of your sources cited and annotated?
Are the sources in MLA format?
TOTAL POINTS 40 points
Remember, have fun with creating your news report and enjoy the process of learning
Primary vs Secondary Source video
You will be taken to the Safari Montage site where you will need to utilize your
username and password used to login on CWHS computers
CWLMC Databases and other links
Gale Student Resources
Click here for videos
Use your CW login and password
Conrad Weiser LMC site