Narrowing Your Topic


Example: World War II
This topic is Too broad (not enough details)

Narrow (adding details)

How Hilter convinced the Germans to start killing Jews.
How the war started
Why the war started.
How the Japanese and Americans used propaganda during World War II.
How WWII ended.
Why the US was late in entering the war.
How they got women to work during WWII and got them to keep working.









Filling Out Your Topic Sheet
EXAMPLE:

Name: Connie Kringas

Topic: How women in ancient Greece were treated.

Questions:
1. Did they have the same rights as men?
2. Why were they not allowed outside of the house?
3. Were they educated or did they stay home?
4. What types of things were boys learning and what were girls learning?
5. When did they marry and what were they expected to do every day?

WRONG TYPES OF QUESTIONS:
1. What did women look like then? The same
2. Who were ancient Greek women? Women who lived in ancient Greece
3. Why were women living in ancient Greece? Because that was their home
4. How did they like their country? They thought it was OK
5. Why did they get married? To have children and raise a family.