Choose a theater of war, a branch of the military, and a particular period of two years. You may be a male or female soldier, nurse, prisoner of war (POW), officer, aide to or under the command of a general, in a specific concentration camp liberator, etc. You may be with either the Allied or Axis forces. For the World History class, make sure you choose a non-American persona.* The Pacific (You should include such events as Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway, island hopping and reclaiming islands by the US, Japanese imperialism in China, etc., Hiroshima and Nagasaki, post-war occupation of Japan, Guadalcanal, Battle of Coral Sea)
  • Western Europe (You should include such events as the siege of Stalingrad, Battle of the Bulge, German invasion of the Soviet Union, German blitzkrieg of Poland, German occupation of France, annexing of the Sudetenland, Battle of Britain, Dunkirk, D-Day, post-war occupation of Germany, Yalta Conference, British appeasement policy under Chamberlain, life as an SS Officer, life as an ordinary citizen in any European country)
  • North Africa (You should include events relating to both the US and British campaigns.)
  • Italy (You should include events relating to both the US and British campaigns, from Sicily north. Italian campaign in Ethiopia.)
  • Prisoner of War in any theater, Bataan Death March
  • United States (working on a base or in a POW Camp)
  • A WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)
  • A WAAC (WAC) (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps)
  • A WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilot)
  • A kamikaze pilot
or (for World History)
  • A Jew in Europe. Pick a place and a period of time between 1939 and 1945 (Lodz Ghetto, Warsaw, Austria, the Netherlands)
  • A Jew aboard the St. Louis
  • Concentration camp guard (Auschwitz, Dachau, Birkenau, Treblinka, Bergen-Belsen)
  • Aiding the Resistance in France, England, Russia, Poland
  • A spy in Europe
  • Aboard a German U-Boat in the Atlantic
  • A member of Hitler Youth
  • A "righteous gentile" (Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, etc.)
  • An aide to a government official (Churchill, Mussolini, Hirohito, Hitler, Stalin, de Gaulle, etc.)
  • An aide to a high-ranking officer (Albert Speer, Goering, Rommel, Montgomery, Yamamoto, Zhukov, etc.)
  • An air raid shelter warden in Britain
  • An English child evacuated from London to the country