The following is a common core-based worksheet on European post-World War I problems and the appeal of Benito Mussolini to the Italian people. This lesson would typically be taught in the first day of the Interwar period unit right after WWI and before WWII. The worksheet contains several activities designed to actively engage students. The lesson includes the following:
• Do now that briefly discusses the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations and includes several thought provoking questions.
• Brief think-pair-share about post-World War I problems.
• Primary source from Benito Mussolini where students learn how he appealed to the Italian people after WWI. Includes several fact-based and critical thinking questions.
• Students will then write a letter to the editor either agreeing or disagreeing with Mussolini’s ideas.
I also offer this worksheet bundled with several others from the interwar period.
Bundle #10 - Interwar Period - Rise of Fascism - Global/World History
This lesson can easily be adapted for a longer or shorter class period. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Please take the time to rate this worksheet. Thanks!