How do totalitarian leaders get and keep power? Activity involves students breaking into small learning groups to view and analyze a specific aspect of totalitarian regimes (Stalin's propaganda, Russian secret police, Japanese imperialism, Mussolini's Blackshirts, etc). Each group reads a small port
Understanding cause and effect is vital in understanding history!
Use this quick graphic organizer (shrink it slightly to fit in interactive notebooks!) to help students make connections between events--World War I, the Great Depression, the rise of totalitarian leaders, and World War II.
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Students review the rise of Europe's dictators in the 1920s and 1930s: Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini by answering 5 questions and completing a graphic organizer with one column for each country. The students use the answer bank at the bottom of the page to fill out the chart accordingly. The answe
This PowerPoint is a collection of over ten links covering totalitarian leaders like Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, and Stalin. There are several links for each dictator that will help your students with their research.
Attached is a literacy based ENL lesson focused on Totalitarian Leaders in the Interwar Period. This lesson, like all of my lessons, are 100% translated in English and Spanish. I regularly include leveled texts to assist students with language development, images to assist with understanding, and tr
In this project, students will create a Yelp Review Page for one of four Totalitarian Leaders (Adolf Hitler, Francisco Franco, Joseph Stalin and Benito Mussolini).
The resource contains 3 parts (research, synthesis and discussion)
For Part 1, Students will explore both supporters and opponents o
Just imagine if Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini or Tojo were on Social Media!!! What would they tweet? What would their Facebook status or Snapchat say? This is a great way for students to review these leaders using formats they enjoy!
STALIN AND THE USSR:This resource includes ALL of the following:Station Activity - Life in a Totalitarian State Inquiry Analysis - Five Year Plan, Collectivization, PurgesVideo - Life Under Stalin, with Guiding QuestionsWebquest - Holodomor, Forced Famine in UkraineDBQ Essay - Stalin as a leader Pow
This is a 25 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the Pre & Post & Post World Eras - The Rise of Totalitarian States. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.There were various causes existing in the world that contribute
Pages 2-5 of this packet include brief descriptions of three totalitarian regimes from the last century: (in reverse chronological order) North Korea, Khmer Rouge Regime in Cambodia, and Nationalist Spain; there is also a philosophical statement written by Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi Party in G
After the Revolution in 1917, Russia suffered through three years of civil war, and eventually Josef Stalin succeeded Lenin as the head of the party and leader of the Soviet Union. One of Stalin’s main goals was the modernization of Russia. This modernization, however, was achieved at a terrible cos
This game introduces students to the basic principles of democracy, oligarchy, and totalitarian regimes through a fun and engaging game! Students will receive role play cards and assume the position of leaders or citizens in one of these three types of societies. Following their roles, students will
Students will create their own totalitarian country incorporating traits of totalitarianism (dynamic leader, one political party, use of technology). This is best used after introducing CA standard 10.7 and leaders like Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler.
This PowerPoint presentation discusses the leaders and events that took place prior to the outbreak of World War I.
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The rise of extreme forms of totalitarian governments in Germany, Italy and Japan leading up to World War II are in this lesson. There is a brief description of the governments and their leaders. Students can make a foldable using the first two pages. Instructions and pictures are included.
This product looks at how different nations' leaders dealt with social, political, and economic chaos during the period between World War I and II. Students will look at how the increase of nationalist feelings created unrest in Asia and Africa, and how this political and social unrest helped totali
This is such a great presentation on the Totalitarian leaders as I have put tons of time to making this good. I will also include the writing assignment that goes with it. It a comparison and contrast paragraph on the leaders of the totalitarian regimes. Here is what is included: 2 different version
Students read 11 quotes about the rise of European dictators/totalitarian leaders from 1919-1939 from various point of view, analyze 9 images, and respond to up to 25 questions and tasks. This would be great for a sub and the answers are included where appropriate. See the preview for a closer look
This bundle includes resources that looks at the rise of totalitarian leaders in Europe and Japanese expansion between WWI and WWII.*Great resources for teachers looking to quickly cover this period of history.
Students review key people and events related to the rise of Europe's totalitarian leaders Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini by matching 20 historical images to a caption or dialogue exchange. This includes a teacher information page which explains the activity in its entirety. This is best done as a ga
This two page worksheet allows students to explore what is needed for a totalitarian government to function with a dictatorial leader at the top. This guided inquiry contains 26 questions, a fill in the blank activity, some propaganda posters to analyze, and short quotes from SS officers, Benito M