This zipped file contains a series of student led lessons intended to provide a brief overview of how the Nazi regime used propaganda to appeal to children, school age teenagers and adults. There are three lessons contained, all of which utilize primary source documents. I use this three day series in my Language Arts classroom before we read 'Night.' However, this lesson would also be highly appropriate for any Social Studies classroom as well.
Lessons and Resources Included:
- A Nazi children's book broken down into PowerPoint slides bundled with a follow along sheet that prompts students to dissect the 'message' implied or stated on each of the seventeen pages. (Typically one class period.)
- An excerpt from a school pamphlet on race, used in Germany during the Nazi regime. Also included is a brief worksheet to facilitate student discussion. (Typically one 35 minute period)
- Nine propaganda images used to unite the highly striated economic classes in post WWI Germany, all of which have four embedded responses. Also included is a brief overview explaining the rise of socialism in Nazi Germany in contrast to communism and a guide sheet for students to use when analyzing the propaganda posters. (Typically one class period).
The resources included are highly modifiable and adaptable, but will work fine on their own as 'canned' lessons if you so desire.