Lesson Plan

The Nazis in Power: Propaganda and Conformity

The Nazis used the power of propaganda to encourage confirmative views and the discrimination of Jews. A social studies resource illustrates these issues through discussion, image analysis, and a writing exercise.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Take the extension activity further with a project in which learners create a poster analyzing different pieces of German propaganda
  • Add translated video or audio as additional propaganda sources
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure a respectful work environment for all class members while discussing sensitive topics
  • Encourages media literacy mastery
  • Reinforces learning from the previous lesson in the 17-part series through a warm-up exercise before moving on to this, the 11th resource
  • Uses a four-step process for primary source analysis
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