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Project Explanation

You and your partner must complete three projects from the following list. Choose consecutive topics.  Each project must have two cited reliable sources.  We will present these to the class.


  • WWI   (Causes of the war, the home front, the actual fighting of the war)
  • Roaring 20’s  (The republican presidents, Prohibition, Scopes Monkey trial, Harlem renaissance, Women’s rights, Youth and Lost generation)
  • Great Depression  (The causes, the starts, the impact, Hoovervilles)
  • The New Deal  (Relief, Recovery, Reform, Critics of the new deal)
  • WWII  (Dictators, America Neutrality, D-day, Pearl Harbor, Tuskegee Airmen, Code talkers, Japanese Internment camps, U.S. Homefront, ect)
  • Cold War  (Communism, Truman Doctrine, HUAC, Roots of the Cold war)
  • U.S. Presidents
  • Vietnam War  (War with Kennedy, Nixon, Johnson, Domino Theory, Gulf of Tonkin, Tet offensive)
  • Civil Rights  ( MLK, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, Montgomery bus boycott, March on Washington, Little Rock, Sit-ins, Freedom Summer, Freedom Rides, Women’s liberation movement, American Indian Movement, Hispanic American Movement)
  • If you think of something else that you would like to create a project about from the periods 1910-2012 it must be checked off  by teachers  before you begin work on the project.   

Products of your research include: board games, skits, pamphlets (check Microsoft Word or Publisher for templates), collages, timelines, raps, songs, children's books (we have sample picture books), or posters.


Download the complete project guidelines below.



The Cold War: a history in documents - Winkler, Allan
Call Number: 909.8 WIN
ISBN: 978-0-19-512356-2, 0-19-512356-5

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The Cold War - Allan M. Winkler
ISBN: 9780195123562
Publication Date: 2001-02-15

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FDR's Alphabet Soup - Tonya Bolden
ISBN: 9780375852145
Publication Date: 2010-01-12

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Hard Times - Studs Terkel
ISBN: 9781565846562
Publication Date: 2005-07-07

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Our Vietnam - A. J. Langguth
ISBN: 9780743212311
Publication Date: 2002-03-05

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The New Dealers' War - Thomas J. Fleming
ISBN: 9780465024650
Publication Date: 2002-06-06


We have great books! See sample pictures in the first and third columns or click on links below for topic resourse lists.


Don't forget the eBooks - Available 24/7

Type the name of your topics for a list of ebooks you can use.  You might want to narrow your results by using the "search within this volume" option.


Use our History Databases

               These databases are great sources for your project - information as well as products.




    American  FOFamericanhistorycon_9780816051427  History




Click on History, then search for specific topics







Help with Citations


Plagiarism_2 SCHS Library "Cite it Right" page


 ( MLA, APA, and Turabian/Chicago ) available on this page


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This is an academic search engine that will produce great results. Check it out!  There is a link to Google from Sweet Search.


Making a poster or a collage? Try Glogster.

GLOGSTER (Tutorial)

 Click here for glogster social studies examples



Don't forget to use the library!!


M & W - 6:45 - 4:30   

Tues.  6:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.     

Th.  9 - 3:30      Fri.  6:45 - 3:00



More Books

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Aircraft of World War I - John Hamilton
ISBN: 1577659120
Publication Date: 2004-01-01

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D-Day - June 6, 1944 - Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN: 0671673343
Publication Date: 1994-06-06

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Roaring Twenties Reference Library Set - UXL (Created by); Kelly King Howes
ISBN: 1414402104
Publication Date: 2005-10-21

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Defying Dixie - Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
ISBN: 9780393062441
Publication Date: 2008-01-17


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