The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response

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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 of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider designing a standard rubric for debate participation anytime this type of activity is used in your class
Classroom Considerations
  • Will take some preparation to review the materials, but well worth the time!
Pros
  • Very engaging anticipatory set
  • All activity materials provided, including informational texts for jigsaw reading, note-taking graphic organizers, PowerPoint presentation guide, and debate handouts
Cons
  • None