This two week long study looks at the rise of the Nazis after World War I on through the Invasion of Poland in 1939. The entire unit builds towards the 5 paragraph essay used as the large unit assessment. The unit focuses on 4 major events for the essay: the Nuremberg Laws, the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, the 1938 annexation of Austria, and Kristallnacht. Using a variety of primary and secondary sources students will examine in great detail the use of propaganda by the Nazis, and the probing question of why the world did not intervene sooner than1939. The unit includes a day by day powerpoint, guided readings for primary and secondary sources, links to videos and websites, reading review quiz, and the 5 paragraph essay directions, outline, and rubric. This took me many days and hours to create and will save you hours, and be very enjoyable for your students.