The Rise of the Nazi Party

Understanding how Hitler became the dictator of Germany prior to World War II era seems complicated, but a timeline detailing the events simplifies the process. Learners comprehend how a democracy easily shifts to a dictatorship with activities that include paraphrasing, group work, presenting information to the class, and writing in their reflective journals.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Differentiate for English learners with instructions to draw pictures along with each event in their timeline
Classroom Considerations

  • Suggests beginning a journal that pupils use throughout the series

  • Includes a suggested reading list
  • Engages learners at their levels with an opening activity before the main activities
  • Breaks down difficult concepts and events into easily understandable chunks

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