World War II Biography Project Assignment: Secure another outside book, and use the Time Life books in the back or other Internet sources (be careful with Wikipedia, it’s almost always heavily biased one way or the other) to prepare a 5-7 minute biographical power-point presentation on a WW II figure of your choice which you will present to the class. It must be a MINIMUM OF 5 MINUTES and be comprised of at least 12 SLIDES (including the title slide and sources cited slide). PRINT OUT A COPY OF IT AND TURN IT IN WHEN YOU PRESENT. You must also prepare a script using 3x5 note cards that contains MOST of the additional information not covered by your power point captions. DO NOT PUT ALL YOUR INFO ON THE SLIDES AND JUST READ THE POINTS. Try and memorize your script as much as you can so you can give us good eye contact, but USE the note cards as a backup and to let the audience know that you’re just as human/forgetful as the rest of us. Warning: If your power point fails to accomplish the following or you obviously did not put enough effort into it, I will require an additional 4 page formal essay on the topic with appropriate citation. PROPERLY CITE YOU SOURCES USING THE LIBRARY’s APPROVED METHOD---note anything you paraphrase and only make LIMITED USE OF copied material in quotations! Keep quotes to a minimum! Your biography presentation should accomplish two things. 1. It should discuss the major events in the figure’ life The questions you need to consider/address here include: 1. Where were they born? 2. What was their family like (rich, poor, Ethnic background, religious)? 3. What major events shaped their early experiences as a child or young adult? 4. Where did they go to school? 5. What were their career plans? 6. What was their personality like( easygoing, friendly, withdrawn, crazy?) 7. Were they married or did they have children? 8. What were their religious views? 9. Any peculiar physical traits or habits? 10. What were their personal flaws? 2. Second, it should focus on your figure’s role in the War and his or her ultimate legacy. The questions you need to consider/address here are: 1. Why did they fight for their side? 2. What job/rank did they hold in the war? 3. What battles did they fight in or what did they do, and how did this affect the outcome? 4. What were their chief military contributions in the war? 5. Were there any special personal challenges they faced? 6. Was there anything heroic about them or their actions? 7. Did they have any fatal flaws? 8. What major mistakes did they make in the war and what did they learn from them? Finally, 9. What did they do after the war, and when or how did they die? and 10. What was their ultimate wartime legacy? (Alt. 2.) If your figure was not a soldier, substitute some of the following questions for Pt. II.: 1. Why they fought/ what they thought their side was fighting for in the war. 2. What they did during the war? 3. What new challenges did they face in the war and how did they respond to these challenges? 5. What impact did the war have on their family’s life or their relationship with their family? 7. What were their greatest wartime achievements and failures? 8. What helped them remain committed to their work or to the cause when the casualties mounted and the war dragged on? 9. What did they learn as a result of their wartime experiences and what was their ultimate legacy? Grade: Your final grade will be based on the accompanying powerpoint rubric. Your script and Power Point Presentation is due on____________________ when we will begin presenting your power points in class. Note: Make sure your power point is here and working on the day you need to present. Power Point Presentations will be marked down 1 full letter grade for each day it is late i.e. 12 (A+) to a 9 (B+). Turn over for possible topics. . . Possible Topics: One person per Block! Adolf Eichmann Frank Capra Adolf Galland Franklin D. Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Franz Halder Admiral Chester Nimitz Frank Sinatra Admiral Jean F. Darlan George Marshall Admiral Karl Doenitz George S. Patton Admiral Nagumo Gerd Von Rundstedt Admiral Raeder Georgi Zhukov Artur Axmann George H. Bush Albert Kesserling Glenn Miller Albert Einstein Gotthardt Heinrici Albert Speer Hans Ulrich Rudel Amelia Earhart Harry S. Hopkins Anne Baxter Harry S. Truman Arthur “Bomber” Harris Henri Giraud Audie Murphy Henry H. Arnold Axis Sally Hideki Tojo B.C. Freyberg Hugh Dowding Benito Mussolini Herman Goering Bernard Montgomery Heinrich Himmler Betty Grable Heinz Guderian Billy Mitchell Ira Eaker Bob Hope Irosuko Yamamoto Carl Spaatz I.S. Konev Charles DeGaulle James Cagney Charles Lindbergh Jane Russell Clark Gable James Doolittle Claude Auchinleck Jiang Kai-Shek Claus Von Stauffenberg Jimmy Stewart Count Galeazzo Ciano Jochen Peiper Dietrich Von Cholitz Joe Louis Douglas MacArthur Joe “Lightning” Collins Doris Miller John F. Kennedy Dwight Eisenhower John Wayne Edward Dietl Johnathan Waynwright Eleanor Roosevelt Joseph Goebbels Emperor Hirohito Josef Stalin Eric Hartmann Kate Smith Erich Von Stroheim Lale Anderson Erwin Rommel Leni Riefenstahl Erich Von Manstein Lord Haw Haw Edward R. Morrow Mao Zedong Ernst Rohm Mark Clark Eva Braun Marshal Petain Francis Gabreski Maurice Gamelin Maximillian Schell Mitsuo Fuchida Neville Chamberlain Nikita Khruschev Omar Bradley Otto Skorenzy Rita Hayworth Rodolfo Graziani Ronald Reagan Rudolf Hess Sepp Dietrich Sir Alan Brooke Sir Archibald Wavell Sir Brian Horrocks Sir Arthur Tedder Tomoyuki Yamashita Tokyo Rose V. I. Chuikov Von Paulus Vyacheslav Molotov Walt. Von Brauchitsch Werner Von Braun Winston Churchill William F. (Bull) Halsey A personal friend, retiree, or relative who served in WW II Any other names must be approved in advance by the instructor!