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Lesson Plans World History II SOL11c Rise of the Dictators

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Lesson Plans World History II SOL: 11c Rise of the Dictators

Standard WH II:  The student will demonstrate knowledge of political, economic, social, and cultural developments during the Interwar Period by

Objectives:  examining events related to the rise, aggression, and human costs of dictatorial regimes in the Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, and Japan, and

Lesson Plans
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects

Essential Knowledge:

U.S.S.R. during the Interwar Period — Joseph Stalin
• Entrenchment of communism
• Stalin’s policies: Five-year plans,
• Great Purge

Germany during the Interwar Period — Adolf Hitler

  • Anti-Semitism
  • Inflation and depression
  • Democratic government weakened
  • Extreme nationalism
  • National Socialism (Nazism)
  • German occupation of nearby countries

Italy during the Interwar Period — Benito Mussolini

  • Rise of fascism
  • Ambition to restore the glory of Rome
  • Invasion of Ethiopia

Japan during the Interwar Period — Hirohito and Hideki Tojo

  • Militarism
  • Industrialization of Japan, leading to drive for raw materials
    • Invasion of Korea, Manchuria, and the rest of China

Activities That Support Lesson Plans

Rise of Adolph Hitler 1 :A reading assignment in 4-parts.
Rise of Adolph Hitler 2
Rise of Adolph Hitler 3
Rise of Adolph Hitler 4
Stalin Red Terror Biography Questions: Questions to go with the A&E (Biography) Channel’s program on Stalin
Hitler and Stalin-Roots of Evil
:  Premium Video Viewing Guide of 24 questions to go with the History Channel’s program on Hitler and Stalin

 Hitler and Stalin Roots of Evil Video:


Joseph Stalin Biography The Red Terror: Playlist. Comes in 5 parts.


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