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Revolutions: Women in World War II Resistance Movements: Home


Your culminating project for this unit is to research a single woman or a women’s group from World War II (not from the U.S.) and construct a 5-7 minute solo Google Slides-based presentation in which you show and explain the actions / accomplishments of your subject - either woman or group - within the context of World War II. 

Source requirements (note that some may be hard to find, depending on your subject):

  • One actual, exists-in-the-real-world book
  • One reference source
  • Two primary sources
  • Two journal articles
  • Two images

Research process

Your Research Process

Using this guide effectively


  1. Start your research with Reference Sources where you will find a broad overview of your subject. This will allow you to better understand where the specific information you find later fits in the bigger picture.

  2. Next, dive deep with Books / eBooks, also known as monographs or secondary sources. These ebooks will have more specific information about aspects of your topic. Sometimes there will be an entire book on your specific topic, sometimes you may have to assemble information from multiple monographs. They will generally have a bibliography of resources recommended by the author.

  3. Find and interpret Primary Sources: Primary sources are things produced in the historical time period being studied. These can range from the written word, to artwork, coins, tools, and even everyday household objects. Interpreting primary sources will require the background knowledge gained through your reference and monograph research.

  4. Journal Articles are also secondary sources. They are essentially research papers written by scholars, and are published in academic journals. They will include references to resources the author used to research the topic.

  5. Images can greatly enhance your presentation, but not all images you find on the internet can be used due to owner's rights.  Learn how to find rights-cleared images using the information provided under the tab Images and Video.