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Students are able to design a Facebook Page for a key dictator from Europe that led to the rise of World War Two. This Facebook Page allows students to engage in a mode they are familiar with and use it to illustrate their understanding of this dictator. They will create a status that reflects a real day they were alive and what occurred during that day. Determine three people they would have been friends with during their time or in our modern world, i.e. Mussolini and Hitler or Stalin and Putin. They will find 5 historic pictures that include this dictator or are of something this dictator controlled and write "captions" that give historical facts of what was occurring. They will also provide basic facts about this dictator, a short biography and provide two famous quotes.
History and Social Science Framework Standards: "Begin World War II with a review of selected content from 10th grade courses, such as the rise of dictatorships in Germany and the Soviet Union and the military-dominated monarchy in Japan, and the events in Europe and Asia in the 1930's that led to the war, including the economic and political ties..." (Page 542).
]1. SL 1 A/B
2. WHST 7
3. RH 7
SWBAT, "Conduct short research projects to answer a question, narrow an inquiry, and demonstrate knowledge"