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The Assignment

Project Summary:

Rationale: The novel seems realistic, yet we do not know the location of the boys’ island.

Driving Question: Where is the island?

Find evidence from the text of what you know.

Develop a list of questions for what you need to know.

Research the answers to those questions.

Answer the driving question.


MLA format for Paranthetical Citations and Bibliography Page

Parenthtical Citations (or intext citations) are used within your text to show your reader where you got a specific piece of information or a quote.  The MLA style required that you use the first word(s) of your bibliographic citation in parenthesis, usually the author's last name or the beginning of the title of the article.  If you are referencing a database article, no page numbers are necessary.  For example, if you are referencing an article with this citation:

"Plot Summary: Lord of the Flies." DISCovering Authors. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Student Resources in Context. Web. 8 Mar. 2015.

your intext citation would be ("Plot").

A Bibliography page lists all your sources of information. Databases make it easy to create Bibliography pages because each article has the  MLA citation at the bottom of the page; just copy and paste into your works cited Word document.

Websites are harder to cite; a url is not a citation.   Use or for help.   Remember that those tools rarely generate a complete citation; you still need to hunt for the information to complete it. 

Organize your citations in alphabetical order and don't forget to indent the second line of each citation.   


Investigate British Culture

Investigate the Royal Air Force and Air Craft

Investigate Geography

  • 1943 World Map
  • Major Pacific Battles - from American Experience by PBS
    Discusses several major air battles (could have produced the "monster"?)
  • Free Map Tools
    Use this site to calculate distance between cities.
  • Timeline of the Air War, 1939-1945
  • Historical Atlas of the British Empire - dominions 1931 - 1937.
    Scroll down for a map of British Colonies and Dominions in the early to mid 20th century.
  • The British Empire - Map Room
    This is a second source which can be used to check and confirm Britain's land holdings in the 1930's and 1940's. Scroll down to the "Empire at its Height" map.
  • Tristan da Cunha
    Tristan da Cunha is an active volcanic island with rare wildlife and home to 268 British Citizens living in the world's most isolated settlement of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas far from the madding crowd in the South Atlantic Ocean.
  • Fleet Air Arm Bases
    Fleet Air Arm is the branch of the British Royal Navy that is in charge of aircraft. This website will give you a listing (from 1939 - current) of Royal Naval Air Stations.

    Look at the "location" column to decide which of the Air Stations you might want to know more about. If there is more information about the station (its function or the dates open and closed, for example) the name will be a hyperlink.

Investigate Weather, Plants, and other Ecology


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