This activity meets the curriculum standards for Ontario, grade 10 CHC2D (Canadian History from the 20th century).
Can be applied to other Canadian or World history programs and World War 2 expectations.
Students are to listen to a podcast from Stuff You Should Know (free and available on the web and linked in the document both as a hyperlink and as a url). As students listen, they complete the activity sheet and answer the questions.
The podcast is approximately 20 minutes in length and when allowing for pausing and writing, lesson would take approximately 30 minutes. I've used this activity in my classroom numerous times with success.
Url to podcast this goes along with: http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/what-exactly-is-fascism.htm