Recommended for Seventh Grade to Twelfth Grade
You have just been hired as a graphic designer by the Stephen Ambrose Historical Tour Company. Your first assignment is to design travel brochures for their World War II themed tours. The question is: which tour to do first? Find a tour for which you would like to create a brochure by going to the tour company website (listed below in Step 2) and exploring them.
Using the information presented in the tour itinerary to guide you, research the places and events on the Internet. Do not cut and paste the descriptions from the Stephen Ambrose website. The materials in the brochure must your own words and thoughts. You also will be responsible for researching and adding more historical data to make the tour sound exciting and inviting. This additional historical information also must be your own words and thoughts.
1. Create a folder on the desktop in which to save the information you collect. Be sure to put your name in the filename of the folder. As you research, remember to save some photos and graphics to use in your brochure.
2. Determine the tour for which you want to create a brochure. Click on the links below and once the website opens, click the itinerary tab to get the names of places and events to research. Read the information presented for each tour.
3. After you have chosen your tour, research and find historical information about the tour stops. Remember to document websites that you use so they can be included on the bibliography page (Step 5). You may either copy and paste the URLs into a Word document (be sure to store this in the folder on your desktop) or use NoteStar, a free online utility for capturing and documenting Internet resources. (See NoteStar under NOTES.)
4. Create your brochure (for further guidance, see Making a Brochure under NOTES.)
5. Provide a bibliography of the websites you used. This should be on a separate sheet of paper and not within the actual brochure.
6. Before you begin, look at the rubric to see how you will be graded. Checking the rubric first will ensure that you are on the right track as you complete the project.
BONUS: Go to https://www.aptv.org/alabamaww2 and see it you can locate someone from Alabama that ties in with your chosen tour. On a separate piece of paper, give the soldier’s name and the URL for his story.
After completing a few brief steps, you can use NoteCards to take notes from online sources as you browse the Internet. Source information such as the title and the URL are automatically captured in order to assist in work citation.
Making a Brochure
Open Word and click File > click New > click Templates (On my computer) > click Publications tab > click Brochure. Once the brochure template opens in Word it is a good idea to look at the “how to” directions that are included on the brochure template. Replace the text and graphics with your own words.
Alabama Course of Study – SOCIAL STUDIES
8.) List key figures, significant events, and reasons for the involvement of the United States in World War II.
14.) Describe causes and consequences of World War II.
Depicting geographic locations of world events between 1939 and 1945
7.) Explain the entry by the United States into World War II and major military campaigns in the European and Pacific Theaters.
Alabama High School Graduation Exam
Standard VII. The student will understand the Great Depression and World War II.
2. Analyze America’s involvement in World War II.
• Identify and analyze America’s involvement in World War II.
Invasion of Poland
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Women’s participation: industry and volunteerism
- Political leaders
Examples: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, Hitler, Mussolini
- Military participation
Examples: Stalingrad, Midway, North Africa, Normandy
Liberation of concentration camps
- Scientific and technological developments
Atomic bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
• Compare America’s involvement in World War II to World War I
Alabama Course of Study – TECHNOLOGY
9.) Cite electronic sources properly.
11.) Follow procedures to design, develop, publish, and present products using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom.
12.) Integrate word processing skills across the curriculum.
13.) Interpret copyright laws and policies with regard to ownership and use of information.
17.) Cite electronic sources properly.
23.) Apply appropriate techniques for producing word processing documents.
33.) Demonstrate proficiency in presenting digital information.
34.) Use appropriate on-line resources for research.
36.) Identify useful information from a search.
37.) Take notes and paraphrase from a search.