The Rise of Dictators Lesson
Goal: Analyze the causes and effects of the rise of totalitarianism in Europe during the 1930’s.
Task #1: Research
Directions: Take notes on each of the following dictators using the videos and articles linked below. Be sure you can explain how each of them rose to power prior to WWII. Answer the corresponding questions for each dictator on the worksheet.
Task #2: Compare and Contrast
Directions: Compare and contrast the totalitarian ideologies of Communism (Soviet), Fascism, and Nazism using a Venn Diagram. Correctly place the characteristics and symbol of each "ism" in the Venn diagram using the information below.
Click here for an example Venn diagram template
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Task #3: Quiz
Directions: When you are finished, click here to take the quiz. It will be graded!