US History Research Project

US History Research Project: Worksheet 1 Discovering a Topic (10 pts) Block 2 3 Due Date 4/4 4/4

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A. Understanding the Essay Prompt: 1. Retype prompt you have chosen verbatim. 2. Paraphrase the prompt you chose (write it in your own words, avoiding personal pronouns) B. Finding Entry points to your research: The scope of World War II is so broad, as are the possibilities in the essay prompts. Below are some possible areas of concentration within the war. List all that apply. Domestic Front (USA) European Theatre Pacific Theatre War Bonds Eastern Front Hirohito and Hideki Tojo Info/Propaganda Western Front Island Hopping Shift in Gender Roles Fascism Iwo Jima Rationing Holocaust Okinawa Production: goods and food French Occupation, Pierre Laval US/Allied Tactics Immigration/Emigration Battles/Campaigns in Europe Pearl Harbor Japanese Internment Operation Overlord, D-Day Kamikazes FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt Battle tactics: Blitzkrieg, Luftwaffe Nuclear Warfare Eisenhower Technology Unconditional Surrender Manhattan Project Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini African Theatre Joseph Stalin Erwin Rommel Charles DeGaulle Operation Torch Winston Churchill Vichy France Appeasement 3. Type the list of buzz words that apply to your research topic.

C. Searching for Sources: Using your Entry Points from B (above), Take 15 minutes to find as much information as you can about your potential topic. 4. Write notes (in your own words- can be short-hand) from Any Sources (do not need to cite; can be Wikipedia). At least 5 pieces of information. 5. Cut and paste links to Academic and Scholarly Sources (which you will annotate). At least 5 links. D. Asking an Essential Question: Serves as a compass to guide you through research. This should be concise, complex and only answerable through research. e.g. : Did the US’s alliance with the USSR and demonization of the Axis Powers make Cold War Era territorial wars, such as in Korea and Vietnam, inevitable? 6. Write your essential question (no personal pronouns). Completing Your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the six red tasks/questions in the above boxes. USE a different font color to differentiate your work.

an interview. US History Research Project: Worksheet 2. this is the source’s response to your essential question. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. What to Address: a. Construct a first draft of your annotation. stay on task! .2 (Source #2) Note Taking and Annotation Template (10 pts) Due Date Block 2 4/6 3 4/5 A. Try to get in and out of a source in 30 minutes. Citing the Source: 1. complete with page numbers. Notes should recount key aspects of your interview of the source. Write Notes Relative to Your Thesis: a. cite essential quotations. b. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the three red tasks/questions in the above boxes. What function does the document serve? What are the author’sgoals? d. Cite this source properly in MLA format. complete with page numbers. Try to get in and out of a source in 30 minutes. What are the strengths/weaknesses of this source in proving your (potential) thesis? e. Notes should recount key aspects of your interview of the source. B. Always include a quotation from the source.1 (Source #1) Note Taking and Annotation Template (10 pts) Block 2 3 Due Date 4/6 4/5 A. Write Notes Relative to Your Thesis: a.US History Research Project: Worksheet 2. Citing the Source: 1. What is the main point of the document? b. Annotation: (3-4 hefty sentences) 3. an interview.. this is the source’s response to your essential question. Remember. b. stay on task! C. Cite this source properly in MLA format. B. c. How does the information answer your essential question (do not use 1st person)? c. Research Notes: 2. cite essential quotations. Remember. Research Notes: 2. c.

What is the main point of the document? b. US History Research Project: Worksheet 2. Construct a first draft of your annotation. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. Try to get in and out of a source in 30 minutes. What are the strengths/weaknesses of this source in proving your (potential) thesis? e. cite essential quotations. Citing the Source: 1. b. How does the information answer your essential question (do not use 1st person)? c. Annotation: (3-4 hefty sentences) 3.3 (Source #3) Note Taking and Annotation Template (10 pts) Block 2 3 Due Date 4/8 4/8 A.4 (Source #4) Note Taking and Annotation Template (10 pts) Block 2 3 Due Date 4/8 4/8 A. US History Research Project: Worksheet 2. complete with page numbers. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the three red tasks/questions in the above boxes. Citing the Source: 1. Remember. Notes should recount key aspects of your interview of the source. this is the source’s response to your essential question. What to Address: a. Always include a quotation from the source. B. Cite this source properly in MLA format. Research Notes: 2. Cite this source properly in MLA format. Annotation: (3-4 hefty sentences) 3. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. Construct a first draft of your annotation. What function does the document serve? What are the author’sgoals? d. stay on task! C. What function does the document serve? What are the author’sgoals? d. How does the information answer your essential question (do not use 1st person)? c. Write Notes Relative to Your Thesis: a.. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the three red tasks/questions in the above boxes. What to Address: a. an interview. Always include a quotation from the source.C. What are the strengths/weaknesses of this source in proving your (potential) thesis? e. What is the main point of the document? b.. . c.

Make a list of what type of sources are necessary to provide well rounded research. US History Research Project: Worksheet 3 Discovering Further Sources (10 pts) Block 2 3 Due Date 4/9 4/9 A. Refining your Essential Question: Now that you are a third of the way through your research. What function does the document serve? What are the author’sgoals? d. 2. Nazi SS and a first-hand account of a prisoner at Auschwitz. Newspaper Articles Executive Orders Your research Political Cartoons FDR’s International subjects’ adversaries. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the three red tasks/questions in the above boxes. this is the source’s response to your essential question. Use the list below to give you ideas of what you might need to search. Annotation: (3-4 hefty sentences) 3. cite essential quotations. Copy your original Essential Question from Worksheet 1.B. What to Address: a. well rounded research might include both a testimony on death camps from Heinrich Himmler. Ask a deeper. B. c. stay on task! C. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. 1. 3. What are the strengths/weaknesses of this source in proving your (potential) thesis? e. Try to get in and out of a source in 30 minutes. Photographs Diplomacy Victims’ Accounts Television Petitions to the US Perpetrators’ Accounts US Government Government Onlookers’ Accounts Propaganda Immigration Policies Memoires Allied Government Propaganda . For the Holocaust. an interview. complete with page numbers. more complex Essential Question that considers the research you have already done (no personal pronouns). What is the main point of the document? b. Write Notes Relative to Your Thesis: a. Always include a quotation from the source.g.. First-Hand Accounts of: Media Including: Legislation Including: People you are researching. b. Remember. your essential question ought to take a different direction or have evolved into a more tangible concept. Identifying Types of Sources: You now need sources that go beyond an overview of information to give breadth and depth to your research. e. Research Notes: 2. Construct a first draft of your annotation. How does the information answer your essential question (do not use 1st person)? c. Notes should recount key aspects of your interview of the source.

Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the four red tasks/questions in the above boxes. Remember. USE a different font color to differentiate your work.5 (Source #5) Note Taking and Annotation Template (10 pts) Block 2 3 Due Date 4/11 4/11 A. 4. this is the source’s response to your essential question. Citing the Source: 1. What function does the document serve? What are the author’sgoals? d. How does the information answer your essential question (do not use 1st person)? c. US History Research Project: Worksheet 2. stay on task! C. Notes should recount key aspects of your interview of the source. Construct a first draft of your annotation. What are the strengths/weaknesses of this source in proving your (potential) thesis? e. complete with page numbers. Cite 5 academic or scholarly sources in MLA format.. Cite this source properly in MLA format. b. B. an interview. What to Address: a. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. cite essential quotations. Research Notes: 2. Try to get in and out of a source in 30 minutes. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the three red tasks/questions in the above boxes. Write Notes Relative to Your Thesis: a. US History Research Project: Worksheet 2.6 (Source #6) Note Taking and Annotation Template (10 pts) Block 2 3 Due Date 4/11 4/11 A. . Citing the Source: 1. Finding and Citing Expert Sources: Identify 5 academic or scholarly or academic sources that will fulfill the criteria from “B” above. Always include a quotation from the source.Axis Government Propaganda C. What is the main point of the document? b. c. Annotation: (3-4 hefty sentences) 3. Cite this source properly in MLA format.

an interview. Research Notes: 2. this is the source’s response to your essential question. b.. What to Address: a. c. Annotation: (3-4 hefty sentences) 3.B. How does the information answer your essential question (do not use 1st person)? c. What are the strengths/weaknesses of this source in proving your (potential) thesis? e. B.. How does the information answer your essential question (do not use 1st person)? c. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the three red tasks/questions in the above boxes. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. What is the main point of the document? b. What function does the document serve? What are the author’sgoals? d. cite essential quotations.7 (Source #7) Note Taking and Annotation Template (10 pts) Block 2 3 Due Date 4/13 4/12 A. What function does the document serve? What are the author’sgoals? d. complete with page numbers. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the three red tasks/questions in the above boxes. Remember. Try to get in and out of a source in 30 minutes. Write Notes Relative to Your Thesis: a. Cite this source properly in MLA format. Notes should recount key aspects of your interview of the source. an interview. US History Research Project: Worksheet 2. stay on task! C. What to Address: a. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. Construct a first draft of your annotation. stay on task! C. complete with page numbers. Construct a first draft of your annotation. Remember. Research Notes: 2.8 (Source #8) . Try to get in and out of a source in 30 minutes. What is the main point of the document? b. Always include a quotation from the source. Always include a quotation from the source. c. cite essential quotations. b. this is the source’s response to your essential question. US History Research Project: Worksheet 2. Annotation: (3-4 hefty sentences) 3. Citing the Source: 1. Write Notes Relative to Your Thesis: a. What are the strengths/weaknesses of this source in proving your (potential) thesis? e. Notes should recount key aspects of your interview of the source.

c. B.Note Taking and Annotation Template (10 pts) Block 2 3 Due Date 4/13 4/12 A. Cut and Paste from Worksheet 3 B. What are the strengths/weaknesses of this source in proving your (potential) thesis? e.g. 2. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the three red tasks/questions in the above boxes. US History Research Project: Worksheet 4 Constructing a Thesis Block 2 3 Due Date 4/15 4/15 A. my key concepts are: a. What to Address: a. an interview. Citing the Source: 1. Articulating the Key Concepts: What are the most powerful. c. In my research on the Holocaust. leading to concentration camps and ultimately manifesting in death camps fueled the mystery of the events of the Holocaust. starting with city ghettoes. Write 3-5 Key Concepts to your research. Constructing a Thesis: . stay on task! C. Annotation: (3-4 hefty sentences) 3. complete with page numbers. Widely accepted Anti-Semitism throughout Europe and the US inhibiting the Allies’ interference on behalf of the Jews during the Holocaust. Always include a quotation from the source. this is the source’s response to your essential question. considering the example above. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. What function does the document serve? What are the author’sgoals? d. Notes should recount key aspects of your interview of the source. Your Revised Essential Question: 1. interesting concepts of your research? These should be more than key terms and should reflect your deepest research. Research Notes: 2. Fear of Nazi retaliation or allied citizens’ lack of support for the war made it more effective to beat the Nazis on the war front as a means of stopping the Holocaust than Allied militaries’ focusing solely on saving lives. What is the main point of the document? b.. e. b. Try to get in and out of a source in 30 minutes. Construct a first draft of your annotation. cite essential quotations. Cite this source properly in MLA format. The Progression of Hitler and Himmler’s plan. How does the information answer your essential question (do not use 1st person)? c. Remember. C. Write Notes Relative to Your Thesis: a. b.

Oversimplifies or over-explains the context. Consolidate the explanation. complete with page numbers. b. Always include a quotation from the source. Try to get in and out of a source in 30 minutes. What function does the document serve? What are the author’sgoals? d. Relies on the reader to figure out why the Contains a “turn” (like although. What to Address: a. Several sentences or a run-on. Remember. What is the main point of the document? b. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the three red tasks/questions in the above boxes. knowledge. Research Notes: 2.3. Cite this source properly in MLA format. What are the strengths/weaknesses of this source in proving your (potential) thesis? e. stay on task! C. c. Write 2-3 sentences that explain or pull together the Key Concepts.10 (Source #10) Note Taking and Annotation Template (10 pts) . etc…) Explains the concepts beyond the fair/unfair dualism. Citing the Source: 1. B. US History Research Project: Worksheet 2. grammatically correct. Notes should recount key aspects of your interview of the source. Write Notes Relative to Your Thesis: a. Presents enough context to demonstrate Only tells one side of the story. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the five red tasks/questions in the above boxes. Write one superb sentence that pulls in all of the important information you mentioned above. despite concepts matter. 4.9 (Source #9) Note Taking and Annotation Template (10 pts) Block Due Date 2 4/16 3 4/16 A. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. an interview. US History Research Project: Worksheet 2. proven. this is the source’s response to your essential question. poor grammar. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. cite essential quotations. How does the information answer your essential question (do not use 1st person)? c. Contains an explanation that must be States a fact or an insight that is cliché (good/bad).. Annotation: (3-4 hefty sentences) 3. Assess the strength of your thesis. drawing from the following criteria: Strong Thesis is: Weak Thesis is: One sentence long. 5. Construct a first draft of your annotation.

I. Try to get in and out of a source in 30 minutes. Key Concept 3: What is it. B. Overview: Introduce the 3-5 Key Concepts of information (from Worksheet 4) that the reader (who knows WWII but did not do your specific research) needs to understand your thesis? a. list (shorthand is fine) info about this that is relevant to the thesis. Write Notes Relative to Your Thesis: a. What function does the document serve? What are the author’sgoals? d. b. What are the strengths/weaknesses of this source in proving your (potential) thesis? e. USE a different font color to differentiate your work. Remember.. Key Concept 1: What is it. c. Now it is time to assemble your research. The outline helps you build solid essay before doing all the writing. Construct a first draft of your annotation. Notes should recount key aspects of your interview of the source. stay on task! C. Complete your Submission: Make sure you have typed responses to the three red tasks/questions in the above boxes. b. complete with page numbers.Block 2 3 Due Date 4/16 4/16 A. list (shorthand is fine) info about this that is relevant to the thesis. list (shorthand is fine) info about this that is relevant to the thesis. but just has not done your research (no need to explain that Hitler was a Nazi). 2. an interview. Thesis: Considering the feedback you received from Worksheet 4. this is the source’s response to your essential question. type your final thesis. . Key Concept 2: What is it. c. Introduction: 1. What is the main point of the document? b. Research Notes: 2. Keep the COLORFUL writing in your outline as structure. and replace the Black instructions with your outline content. Citing the Source: 1. There is nothing worse than writing for seven pages before realizing there is irreparable structural damage! Remember that you envision writing this essay for a smart classmate who has studied World War II. US History Research Project: WORKSHEET 5 Building in the Outline (10 pts) Block 2 3 Due Date 4/18 4/18 Congratulations! The hard work of researching and creating the thesis is over. Annotation: (3-4 hefty sentences) 3. What to Address: a. Cite this source properly in MLA format. cite essential quotations. Always include a quotation from the source. How does the information answer your essential question (do not use 1st person)? c.

so if you quote it directly (use “ “) or paraphrase. Topic A Evidence c. input a footnote (Click “References” above and then on the AB1 button. Analyze Topic A Evidence b. Topic A: Create a subject heading for this first concept (go in chronological order. Brief (1 sentence) intro to Topic B as it relates to Topic A. Link: a. Link: Brief (1 sentence) intro to Topic A as it relates to the Thesis. Analysis: Explain the meaning of this evidence. Brief (1 sentence) intro to Topic B as it relates to the Thesis. Analysis: Explain the meaning of this evidence.II. 2. Analyze Topic A Evidence a. Topic C Evidence a. Topic C Evidence c. b. Evidence: 3-5 pieces of evidence for each topic. All of this comes from sources. Information: List key terms. unless you have a really good way of organizing it differently). Footnotes are in MLA format (not just a URL address). Topic C: Create a subject heading for this second concept. a. Topic B Evidence c. so if you quote it directly (use “ “) or paraphrase. Evidence: 3-5 pieces of evidence for each topic. c. Topic B: Create a subject heading for this second concept. c. d. Topic A Evidence b. people. Add more as needed… IV. d. Evidence: 3-5 pieces of evidence for each topic. concepts relevant to Topic B. as it relates to the thesis. Analyze Topic C Evidence c. 1. Add more as needed… 4. input a footnote (Click “References” above and then on theAB1 button. a. 3. d. a. Add more as needed… 4. Add more as needed… 4. laws. a. c. places dates. Make sure there is a logical progression from A to B. b. concepts relevant to Topic C. Analyze Topic B Evidence c. Analyze Topic B Evidence a. 3. Analyze Topic C Evidence a. Add more as needed… III. Footnotes are in MLA format (not just a URL address). places dates. laws. c. 3. All of this comes from sources. 1. Topic A Evidence a. people. b. as it relates to the thesis. Topic B Evidence b. a. 2. b. c. c. All of this comes from sources. Link: a. Information: List key terms. Analyze Topic A Evidence c. d. Brief (1 sentence) intro to Topic C as it relates to Topic B. b. input a footnote (Click “References” above and then on theAB1 button. concepts relevant to Topic A. Brief (1 sentence) intro to Topic C as it relates to the Thesis. b. Analyze Topic B Evidence b. Footnotes are in MLA format (not just a URL address). so if you quote it directly (use “ “) or paraphrase. d. Analysis: Explain the meaning of this evidence. 2. Information: List key terms. policies. policies. 1. b. Topic B Evidence a. d. b. people. Add more as needed… . Topic C Evidence b. Make sure there is a logical progression from B to C. as it relates to the thesis. Analyze Topic C Evidence b. a. places dates. laws. policies.

V. Information: List key terms. Brief (1 sentence) intro to Topic D as it relates to the Thesis. Everyone’s research varies. 2. d. Topic D Evidence a. be specific and explain the link to this more contemporary event. Add more as needed… 4. within the timeframe of World War II. Add more as needed… VI. etc… as a group (not separately) support the thesis. Relate your proven thesis to a very specific. d. so the number of topics will range from 3 minimum to 6 maximum. If you rush through this step. Link: a. Brief (1 sentence) intro to Topic D as it relates to Topic C. people. as it relates to the thesis. relevant consequence following World War II. but struck out because you did not bother to swing. laws. Short Term View: a. Conclusion: 1. b. all the reader remembers is that you loaded the bases at the bottom of the ninth to win the game. as needed. a. All of this comes from sources. Tip: Maintain a scholarly voice. D. Evidence: 3-5 pieces of evidence for each topic. Topic D Evidence b. input a footnote (Click “References” above and then on theAB1 button. Analyze Topic B Evidence a. b. 1. 2. B. 3. so if you quote it directly (use “ “) or paraphrase. concepts relevant to Topic D. Analyze Topic B Evidence b. Long Term View: MAKE IT OR BREAK IT! a. c. Topic E: Copy and Paste to create your own Topic E and Topic F. Footnotes are in MLA format (not just a URL address). a. VII. No need to exceed six topics… this is not a Doctoral Dissertation. Analysis: Explain the meaning of this evidence. C. . c. policies. Analyze Topic B Evidence c. Topic D Evidence c. b. Make sure there is a logical progression from C to D. Topic D: Create a subject heading for this second concept. places dates. Summarize (1-2 sentences) how Topics A.

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