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The Victory Gardens of WWII

Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!

The Science and Technology of WWII

Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world.

Operation Footlocker

Turn your students into history detectives as they ponder over the origins and uses of these intriguing pieces of WWII history.

Script Creation

When should my students write their scripts?

Once students have finished their research, as a group, they should brainstorm as to what to and what not to include in their podcast.  Allow at least 1 class period for students to use as they write their scripts. Students can also post their script on Wikispaces (http://www.wikispaces.com/, which will allow students to edit scripts without having to email back and forth different versions). From there, the group can decide on its presentation style, keeping in mind each student should have a speaking role. They should also discuss whether to include sound effects. A sound effects library can be found on the museum’s website at http://www.nationalww2museum.org/education/for-teachers/podcast-and-web-page-project.html


How can students use the peer editing process?

Once scripts are written, have students review them  according to rubric. Set up a peer editing process that best suits your class. One example is to have all members of the group have a copy of their script and then trade off with another student, who is not in the same group.  That way, the group is guaranteed to have at least 3-4 pairs of eyes proofing it.  You could go through several rounds like this.  Students would then meet back as a group and talk about the edits that were made. Once group peer edits are complete, groups should make corrections and then turn in corrected papers for the teacher review. Review drafts according to the rubric.

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