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68 resources with the concept dictators

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History Blueprint: The Cold War (World History)

For Teachers 10th Standards
A five-lesson collection examines the history of the Cold War from a global point of view. World History students analyze primary and secondary source documents, as well as video clips, to investigate the beginnings of the Cold War, its...
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Life for German Youth in the 1930s: Education, Propaganda, Conformity, and Obedience

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The German youth faced an onslaught of propaganda when they went to school, thanks to the Nazi regime led by Hitler during World War II. Pupils relate their education experiences to German youth by analyzing primary source readings,...
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The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise...
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Who Rules?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent lesson on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world governments....
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Roots of the Cold War

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry...
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From World War to Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
From peace at the end of World War II, straight back to war. This resource details the changes in leadership in the Soviet Union post World War II. From the brief attempt at democracy, to the Bolshevik Revolution, and finally to Vladimir...
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WWII - Soviets Launch Counter Attack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Used to the harsh conditions, the Soviet Union's military pushes the German troops back, securing faith for the Soviet people. With German troops freezing and their tanks becoming immobilized, the German troops fell back to take on the...
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Who's The Boss?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Upper elementary and middle schoolers research and analyze some different types of governments. Democracies, Monarchies, and Dictatorships are some of the types that are looked at. Learners use the Internet to gather information that...
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Dictating the Future

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Read the article "Bush Lays Out Goals for Iraq: Self-Rule and Stability" and examine the keys points from President Bush's speech. Whether presented in written text or as an audio bite students will work in groups to research world...
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Types of Government

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
Clear text, relevant images, and short facts about different types of government on each page will interest your students and keep them on task. After the 11 types of governance are summarized, there is a fun game; each of the 9 slides...
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The Nazi Party Platform

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Not all party platforms stay democratic. A resource covers many political issues in Germany during the time of World War II, and teaches pupils about the Nazi party platform and what went wrong. Individuals participate in a warm-up...
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Laws and the National Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to the law, is justice always served? Teach scholars about how law sometimes enables prejudice of entire groups of people with a unit on World War II that includes a warm-up activity, analysis of primary sources,...
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Ugly History: The 1937 Haitian Massacre

For Students 9th - 12th
What does parsley have to do with the 1937 Haitian Massacre? Introduce viewers to the tragic events surrounding Rafael Trujillo's ordered slaughter of Haitians living along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The video...
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War and Nation Building in Latin America: Crash Course World History 225

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does war hinder the growth of nation-states, or does it facilitate development? A video from Crash Course World History examines this question in the context of Latin America, particularly how the lack of international war in Central and...
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Adolf Hitler- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
From his rise with the Nazi party and military assaults in World War II to the pervasive anti-Semitism that founded his political missions, this brief video will offer young historians a glimpse into the life and ambitions of Adolf Hitler.
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Joseph Stalin- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Why is Joseph Stalin characterized as one of the greatest villains of the twentieth century? From his succession to power after the Russian Revolution and industrialization of the Soviet Union, through the country's involvement in World...
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Collectivization Paragraph

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was Joseph Stalin's policy of collectivization overall beneficial for the Soviet Union? After reading a variety of primary and secondary source excerpts on the topic, worksheets guide your learners through analyzing the advantages and...
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History vs. Vladimir Lenin

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Vladimir Lenin is on trial in an engaging, animated video where the merits and consequences of the formation of the Soviet Union and Lenin's actions are reviewed. This is a great way to illustrate how to establish and argue unique...
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History of the Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This resource shows video clips and still images while dramatic music blasts in the background. Written commentary is provided, but it moves quickly. While it probably moves too fast for a note-taking guide to accompany it, consider...
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World War Two : Europe and North Africa 1939 - 1945 Map

For Teachers 9th - 12th
With over 12 million people slaughtered, both military and civilian, World War II is our most destructive war to date. This shows the occupation of both the Allied and Axis troops throughout Europe and even into Northern Africa. While...
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WWII - Japan Invades China

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In 1937, Japan invaded China, wreaking havoc by raping thousands of Chinese women and burying innocent civilians alive. Watch disturbing footage of Japan's destructive army, and learn about the mutually beneficial relationship Hitler and...
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The Russian Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do Bolsheviks, Leon Trotsky, Anastasia, Lenin, and Joseph Stalin have in common? The Russian Civil War, of course! Each of these individuals is defined by the part they played in what was to become a major shift in world politics....
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Defined: The Different Types of Government

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The world is a big place, so it only stands to reason that different forms of government exist. Democracy, autocracy, oligarch, monarch, and dictatorship are all defined. An extensive explanation of US government system is also included....
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World War II

For Teachers 1st - 10th
Almost every big city has a war memorial, and many have memorials specific to WWII. This is a preparatory lesson for learners going on a trip to visit a local war memorial site. They are introduced to WWII through a simple time line of...
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Writing Exercises: Russian Revolution, #2

For Students 9th - 11th
Why did communism develop in an unindustrialized Russia? What human rights were violated under Joseph Stalin? And, how did the Soviet Union become industrialized? These are the writing prompts your class will work to answer with complete...
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Writing Exercises: World War II, #2

For Students 7th - 8th
Comprehending the role of key players and events of WWII is a task all learners must undertake. Here, they respond to three critical thinking questions regarding the roles Roosevelt and Stalin played during the war as well as Germany's...
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Creating a Government

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A simulation gives scholars a personal look at what goes into forming a government. Each of them is assigned 1 of 4 tribes which make up Borka, a hypothetical country. The tribe distribution is based on the percentage of people in each....
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Revolutions in Russia

For Teachers 10th - 12th
From the fall of the Czars, to Stalin as Dictator, this presentation outlines major shifts in political power during the Russian Revolution. Easy to follow and great for taking notes, your class will be able to obtain the information...
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Who's Ruling the Roost: Comparing and Contrasting the Types of Government

For Teachers 5th
After reviewing the three branches of the United States government, pupils take a look at the similarities and differences between a variety of foreign countries' governments. Small groups use a Venn Diagram that has been loaded onto a...
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WWII

For Teachers 4th - 11th
As a review of information learned about Word War II, this would be a great resource. In a format using pictures, diagrams and lists of information, the presentation provides a look at the key topics. Both visually attractive and...
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Panama and NAFTA

For Students 8th - 12th
Here is a quick excerpt on Panama and the negotiation of NAFTA paired with four questions. Pupils must read the short text and respond to questions right on the page. The questions are straightforward, and ask learners to find facts in...
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Animal Farm

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Show this presentation to your class before they read George Orwell's Animal Farm. Full of humor, this short presentation provides a brief historical background. 
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The Great Terror: Old and New Approaches

For Students 8th - 12th
Here is a thorough Russian history worksheet. In it, learners read a two-page selection about the Great Terror and Stalin. They respond to four short answer questions based on the selection.
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Forms of Government: Ch 1

For Students 8th - 9th
Assist your class by clarifying aspect of various forms of government. This resource contains 5 true/false and 5 multiple choice questions.
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Julius Caesar

For Teachers 3rd
Famous Dictators and their main traits are listed on each slide in this Julius Caesar presentation. Important facts and events from each leaders' life accompany a picture which will keep your students' attention. There are some facts out...
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Dictators

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students can learn about the elements of a dictatorship through these lessons.
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Adolf Hitler: Was Hitler a Passionate Lunatic?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students investigate WWII by researching Adolf Hitler. In this dictator biographical lesson, students identify the role Adolf Hitler played in the self destruction of Germany by reading secret transcripts from German leaders. Students...
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Joseph Stalin

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the accomplishments of Joseph Stalin. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Joseph Stalin: Multiple Choice

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz activity, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Joseph Stalin. Students may submit their answers to be scored
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Lessons from the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover what a dictatorship is by examining the holocaust.  In this government lesson, students discuss the laws that were enacted for Nazis to take control of Germany, and the types of laws we have put place to prevent that...
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Dictator For a Day

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discuss dictatorship. In this Social Studies lesson, students review Julius Caeser's rule over Ancient Rome and they elect one student to be dictator for the day. They write about the pros and cons of having a dictator. 
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Totalitarianism Case Study: Stalinist Russia

For Students 9th - 10th
In this case study worksheet, students complete a web detailing the characteristics of Stalinist Russia then define some key terms.
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Rome: Republic to Empire

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discuss the rise of Rome from a republic to a dictatorship. In small groups, they role-play as congress people debating whether or not to give the president more powers. In another activity, 6th graders produce television...
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"All Men Are Created Equal"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the premise of the United States' Democracy. They list the major elements of the document. Students reflect on the inequalities of the late 1700's premise of other units. They complete a KWL chart about the Declaration...
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Politics and Power

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the different systems of government politics and power. As they study they'll record their reflections in their journals and in return share their insights with their classmates. For mastery, 9th graders prepare...
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Dictatorship

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research world history by researching democracy. In this dictatorship lesson plan, 5th graders read the story "The Composition" and identify a list of former dictators on the Internet. Students define several key terms and...
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Which form of government?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine different forms of government.  In this American Government lesson, 11th graders research a different government.  Students create a poster board on the type of government. 
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Totalitarianism and Its Rise in the Twentieth Century

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the meaning of totalitarianism.  In this World History lesson, students evaluate totalitarianism as it relates to Hannah Arendt's life then share their findings with the class.
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Life in a Box -- Leaders: Musa, Caesar, Jefferson, Washington, Perry, Lincoln, Kamehameha, Liliuokalani, Theodore Roosevelt, Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Stalin

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this world leaders lesson plan, students research the lives and accomplishments of Musa, Caesar, Jefferson, Washington, Perry, Lincoln, Kamehameha,...
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Politics and Power

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the various systems of government.  In this government lesson, 9th graders analyze how power is acquired and used in each type of government.  Students research and create a presentation on a type of government and...
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The Cold War

For Teachers 7th - 11th
For this Cold War study guide worksheet, young scholars respond to 20 short answer questions. The questions correlate to assigned readings in a textbook.
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Joseph Stalin

For Students 7th - 11th
In this Joseph Stalin study guide learning exercise, students read a brief overview pertaining to the ruler and fascism and then respond to a reflection question.
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Dictator Comparison

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In this dictators study guide worksheet, students add notes of to the graphic organizer regarding Mussolini, Tojo, Hitler, and Stalin.
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Do the Research: Adolph Hitler Becomes Dictator After Coup

For Students 4th - 6th
In this research worksheet, students learn about Adolph Hitler becoming dictator after a coup. Students find information in books or on the Internet. Students then answer 4 general short essay questions.
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Stalin-Mao Conversations

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students use primary resources for research. In this USSR/China relations lesson, students examine recorded conversations between Stalin and Mao.
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Russian Revolution to Stalin

For Students 6th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, students look for the words that describe the events of the Russian Revolution and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Holocaust Word Search 2

For Students 7th - 10th
In this history worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms and/or names related to the events of the Holocaust. There are 54 words located in the word search.
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Beginning of World War II

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore how the rise of dictators led to the start of World War II. They identify and explain the main causes for World War II and they explain the causes for the rise of dictators during the 1920's.
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U.S. History Since 1877

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students identify and analyze when the following occurred: the beginning of the NAACP, the enactment of the Pure Food and Drug Act, the ratification of the nineteenth Amendment, and the enactment of the Clayton Anti-trust Act. Students...
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Communist Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the Russian Communist Revolution of 1917. They watch and discuss a video, take notes and answer video discussion questions, and read and evaluate newspaper articles about how Lenin and Stalin are viewed today in...
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Dictator for the Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students experiment with being a dictator and sorting students into "desirable" and "undesirable" groups. They discuss freedoms and contrast U.S. government to dictatorships.
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Should Britain Leave the EU?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze the reasons to why Great Britain wants to leave the European Union. In this European Union lesson, 10th graders read an article and answer comprehension questions. Students participate in a debate on the European...
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Star Trek: An Interdisciplinary Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Learners discuss questions and view an episode of Star Trek. In this Social Media and Literacy lesson, students complete a worksheet of events and true/false statements. Learners identify and write examples of connections found in the...
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Joseph Stalin

For Students 10th - 11th
In this world history worksheet, learners examine two photographs of Joseph Stalin. They describe how each picture is used to show support for him.
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Comparative Governments--Dictatorships

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the origins and characteristics of different political systems found throughout the world. They discover how different philosophies take hold in different types of communities. They compare and contrast how power...
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Making Cents of Independence

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the causes and major events of the Texan and American revolutions. Comparisons and contrasts are made between the two revolutionary experiences and applied to the symbolism used on the Texas State quarter.
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Rome Comes to Third Grade

For Teachers 3rd
Students explore the world of Ancient Rome in this thirteen lessons unit. the rise and fall of the Roman Empire is probed. The ideals that inspired the people's sense of purpose are developed in these lessons.
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Democracy and the Canadian Parliamentary Process

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders organize in groups representing a dictatorship, a triumvirate, and a democracy, and defend their position on current topics facilitated by the teacher.