Rise of Totalitarianism
High schoolers participate in a simulation of inflation to help them consider how the German depression of the early 1920's contributed to the support of Adolf Hitler. They discuss how they would vote in a similar situation.
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The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
North Korea-A True Totalitarian Government
Ninth graders analyze the differences among various forms of government to determine how power is acquired and used. They need to have a strong background regarding the rise of totalitarian governments after The Great War and the...
9th Social Studies & History
Lessons from the Holocaust
Connect global examples of attempted genocide with a well-designed social studies lesson. It includes an excellent informational text with background information on the Holocaust, as well as worksheets, book report guidelines, and...
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Roots of the Cold War
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
NATO: After the Cold War
Why was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) formed, and what is its mission? Learners discuss NATO's participation in various events throughout the Cold War, as well as work in groups to analyze whether those responses were...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
History: I'm Watching You 24/7
Learners examine the growth of authoritarian societies. Focusing on North Korea, they watch video clips looking for examples of totalitarianism and identify the problems there. They write letters to the editors of local newspapers...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
Zoom-In: Inflation and the Rise of Adolf Hitler
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Great Depression lesson, students examine photographs pertaining to economic troubles of the 1920's and 1930's. Students discuss how inflation led to Hitler's...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History