World War 2 Research Paper Questions Ideas


2010-2011 School Year

For the next several weeks we will be actively participating in our Holocaust unit. The Holocaust is one of the major events in all of human history. With more understanding of the Holocaust, we hope such an unfortunate tragedy will never happen again.

During this unit the following activities will be accomplished:

1.      View the video “Forget Me Not.”

2.      Library research-Answer a list of Holocaust questions and vocabulary.

3.      Do research for information for a final project.

4.      Give an oral presentation to the class.


6.      Complete any additional activities.

7.      Listen to Mr. Martin Lowenberg, a Holocaust survivor, on May 12 during the school day. This will be a dress up day.

8.      Attend a dinner and Holocaust program and visit all of the students’ displays on the evening of May12. The dinner will being at 5:30, and the program will begin at 7:00. You are expected to attend and dress up for the evening

Final Project Information:

Your final project will consist of a project display board and a report. Your report should be a maximum of two pages long, double spaced with 12 point font. Instead of a report you, can create a newspaper front page using Microsoft Publisher. Reports can be attached to the display board.Pictures should be included.Additional material (models, poetry, newsletters, and brochures) may be included. No handwriting is allowed on the project board. Captions must be typed. This must be your very best work. Projects will be on display for parents and community members. You may work in pairs, or you may work alone, but each student does his or her own research paper. If you work with a partner, you will get a group grade and each group member will receive the same grade. You must have a project display board. These are available from the library for $5.00. Boards will go on sale on March 29. You will choose your topic from the following list. Groups may not have the same topic. If necessary, we will draw straws.

Topics to choose from:


2.Concentration Camp-Auschwitz-Birkenau

3.Concentration Camp-Bergen-Belsen

4.Concentration Camp-Dachau

5.Concentration Camp-Sobibor

6.Concentration Camp-Treblinka

7.Concentration Camp-Theresienstat

8.Concentration Camp-Buchenwald

9. Survivors

10. Liberators/Rescuers/Resisters

11. Starvation-lack of food and nutrition

12.World War II- Important Leaders

13.World War II-Important Events


15. Holocaust War Criminals

16. Lessons learned from the Holocaust

17. Read NIGHT and some other true account

18.Voices of the Holocaust

19. Anne Frank

20. Tolerance/Intolerance

21. Children of the Holocaust

22. Trials

23. What was the Final Solution?

24. Hate Groups

25. Nazi Beliefs

26. Kristallnacht-night of the broken glass

27. Adolf Hitler

28. Liberation

29.Boxcar Horrors

30.Acts of Courage

31.Olympics of 1936

32.Daily Life in the Camps

33.Star of David

34.Doctors of the Holocaust

35. Medical Experiments of the Holocaust

36.The Story of Raoul Wallenberg



39.Voyage of the

40. Laws 1935-1938

41.Jewish Religion

42.Artwork, Stolen Art, Poetry, Literature, and Music of the Holocaust

and Memorials

44.Oskar Schindler

45.History of the Swastika


47.Mengele: Angel of Death


49.Nazi Propaganda

50. Elie Wiesel

51. Adolf Eichmann

52. Simon Wiesenthal

53. Why was the world silent?

54. The Japanese American Interment Camp

55. Displaced Persons and Refugees

56. Killing Squads (Einsatzgruppen)

57. MiepGies

Display Board:

1.      Choose topic

2.      Research topic

3.      Write report.

4.      Design layout of display-have design approved before beginning

5.      Type all captions and have approved before putting on display board

6.      Build display-must have a title

7.      Design any extra handouts (newsletters, brochures, etc)and print duplicates for placement with display


Click on Anne Frank” Forget Me Not” Internet Cards

Good for Children of the Holocaust

Good for propaganda topic

 Website for these topics--Voyage of the

The Nazi Olympics

The Doctor's Trials

This site is about MiepGies.

What Are Some Good Topics For A High School Research Paper About WWII

High school research papers are one of the most exciting things one can work on. High school happens to be a transitive phase between junior level studies and senior level studies. The concept of exploration in studies is something almost new to most high schoolers. And that is why you are going to find it all the more interesting! But make sure that you have a lot of materials for reference on a particular topic before you start working on it.

WWII is an event that changed the political, administrative, economic and social systems of many countries across the world. Millions of people died in this war which has been said to be the most extensive and lethal war in the history of mankind. It went on for six gruesome years by the end of which almost the whole world was engulfed in its devastating fire. Making a dissertation on any topic related to this war can be a deeply intriguing experience.

Here is a list of some interesting topics on WWII for your high school research paper:

  1. 1. The neutrality of the United States of America in World War 2.
  2. 2. What happened to the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the World War 2?
  3. 3. The story of Pearl Harbour.
  4. 4. The role of the Nazis in World War 2.
  5. 5. The chief causes behind World War 2.
  6. 6. Was World War 1 responsible for the outbreak of World War 2?
  7. 7. The aftermath of World War 2.
  8. 8. What happened to the Jews in Europe during the World War 2?
  9. 9. Weapons used in the Second World War.
  10. 10. The technological advancement during the Second World War.
  11. 11. Biological experiments done on the Prisoners of War during the Second World War.
  12. 12. What were Hitler’s objectives for starting the Second World War?
  13. 13. The famous personalities that died during the Second World War.
  14. 14. The political relations in between the European countries after the Second World War.
  15. 15. The role of the Japanese in World War 2.
  16. 16. The vehicles used by the soldiers during World War 2.
  17. 17. Why did the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbour?
  18. 18. Was America the only country in the world to possess atomic bombs during the Second World War?
  19. 19. The harm done to the architectural heritage of Europe due to the Second World War.
  20. 20. Which country suffered the most due to the Second World War?


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