A set of worksheets and a critical thinking writing assignment related to the rise of Ultranationalism during WW2 in Nazi Germany, Soviet Union and Imperial Japan. Students will conduct research on all three nations to determine why they were considered ultranationalistic and what specific evidence made them ultranationalistic. Before that they will determine the factors of an ultranationalistic country such as: scapegoating and charismatic leaders. Then they will apply these factors to all three nations. The worksheets also include a Venn Diagram wherein students will need to compare and contrast the three nations and the degree to which each was ultranationalistic.
Finally, students will complete a critical thinking writing assignment wherein they will need to analyze all three ultranationalistic nations and create an argument in favor of which they think was the most ultranationalistic nation of the time period, and backup their response with evidence.