- 1. World War II History Detective IntroductionTOP SECRET
- I have heard about your talents as a great history detective.I need your help!I am afraid that todays school children dont know enough about their past and especially life during World War II.Your mission is to find out as much as you can on one specialist area and report back to your teacher in 3 weeks.You shall never surrender!
2. World War II History DetectiveTask TOP SECRET
- Your task is to prepare, write up and present your findings over a period of 3 weeks.
- Week 1 :Research, investigate, ask questions, take notes, sketch pictures.What conclusions do you come to?Are you surprised?
- Week 2 : Present your findings as a written dossier (document).This will include a front cover, a contents page, an index page and a glossary of keywords.The dossier will start with an introduction page asking the important questions of your research and end with a conclusion page giving your final thoughts. Include things like diagrams, tables and illustrations.You are allowed a maximum of 4 downloaded photos.Minimum 15 pages, maximum 20 pages.
- Week 3 : Present your findings as a talk.You can use visual displays, overhead slides or a power point presentation.The talk must last longer than 2 minutes and explain carefully each stage of your investigation and the conclusions you have reached.
3. World War II History DetectiveWeb Resources TOP SECRET
- Web ResearchGames/Activities
- Channel 4 WWII ChildrenMend, make or spend
- Channel 4 History Quest Morse Code
- Scotland during WWII Show me History
- BBC WWII Radio News Stories
- Enigma and the Code breakers
- Bletchley Park (home of code breakers)
4. World War II History DetectiveProcess TOP SECRET
- Possible investigations could be on;
- A WWII leader (Hitler, Churchill, Mussolini, Stalin
- Wartime entertainment (cinema, radio, songs etc)
- Weapons (sea, land and air)
- Life in Germany during the war
- A major battle (ie. Battle of Britain, D-Day)
- Wartime spies and code breaking
- Look for info in the library, on the web or at school
- For more information on web resources click here
5. World War II History DetectiveEvaluation TOP SECRET
- How will I know I have been successful?
- Check your progress week by week.
6. World War II History DetectiveResearch Rubric TOP SECRET
- Intro Task Process Evaluation Conclusion
You have taken lots of notes, downloaded info. and drawn pictures.They are all stored neatly in a folder.You have begun to plan your dossier layout. You have taken some notes and drawn a few pictures.It is all stored in a folder but you havent thought about what you will do with it yet. You havent taken many notes or drawn many pictures.Instead of a folder you prefer to store all the info in your head.You dont see the need to plan your dossier. Have you recorded your research information carefully? You found it hard to decide between 2 or 3 projects before starting.You have asked lots of questionsand asked for help when you need it. You chose carefully between 2 projects.You have asked some questions but didnt always seek help when you needed it. You did the first project you thought of.Sometimes you were stuck but didnt ask for help. Have you asked questions and thought carefully about the project? Internet, books, primary evidence, Photos, art, feature-films, documentaries Internet, books, photos, art,Internet, books, Have you used and investigated different sources of information? Success Criteria 7. World War II History DetectiveDossier Rubric TOP SECRET
- Intro Task Process Evaluation Conclusion
You have attempted to put everything into your own words.The introduction asks lots of interesting questions about your topic, which the conclusion answers. You have mostly attempted to put everything into your own words.The introduction asks questions but they are not answered in the conclusion. Only some of the wrting is in your own words.The introduction only asks a couple of questions. Does your dossier have lots of your own thoughts and writing? Clear handwritng, attractive illustration.Original design layout befitting the topic.Headings are different sizes. You have some diagrams, maps or tables etc. Clear handwritng, attractive illustration. Standard book layout. You have one diagram, map or table etc. Handwriting and illustrations look a little rushed. You forgot to think about layout and just started writing. No diagrams, maps or tables. Is your work presented in an original and eye catching way? Front cover, contents page, index page, glossary of key words.Introduction page and conclusion page.Min of 15 pages and max of 20 pages. Front cover, contents page, index page, glossary of key words.You have forgotten your introduction and conclusion pages. Front cover, contents page, index page, glossary of key words.You have forgotten your introduction and conclusion pages.Shorter than 15 pages. Have you included all the important presentation criteria? Success Criteria 8. World War II History DetectiveTalk Rubric TOP SECRET Intro Task Process Evaluation Conclusion You have used Power Point slides, OHP slides or a flip chart. You have made interesting use of images and sound. You have used Power Point slides, OHP slides or a flip chart. You have made interesting use of either sound or images but not both. You have simply read out your talk. You have not used any images or sound. Have you made use of visual or audio aids to enhance your talk? In your intro you make it clear what you will talk about.A very clear beginning, middle and a strong end. In your intro you make it clear what you will talk about.A good beginning and middle but your ending seems to get lost and you stop suddenly. You start your talk without explaining what it is you are talking about. There is a middle and end but the audience isnt sure if they came in the right order. Is there a clear structure to your presentation? Clear, slow but expressive voice. Good eye contact. Use hands and movement to add feeling to talk. Clear voice. You make eye contact sometimes. Good body movement but the audience is never very sure what your hands are doing. Voice isquiet and those at the back cant hear. You hardly ever make eye contact. You just cant seem to stop scratching or fiddling. Have you used your voice and body to communicate effectively? Success Criteria 9. World War II History DetectiveConclusion TOP SECRET
- STOP , let me see your identity card
- Are you sure you should be here?Go and have another look at your work.Check with the Rubrics.Anything you could improve?How happy are you with your work?What was your best piece of work; The Research? The Dossier?The Class Presentation?Can you give a reason?
- Okay, everything appears to be in order.You may continue.
(Click on the Top Secret Folder) 10. World War II History DetectiveTOP SECRET
Well done.An excellent job my good fellow!Generations of children will benefit from your brilliant examples of research, writing and speaking.The whole of the British nation is proud of you!