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March 21, 2014

March 17- March 21 Lesson Plan Roundup

Check out our lesson plans from this week!

Imperial Russia (1721-1917) - Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor
Through an in-depth analysis of various primary and secondary sources, including a full reading of the parable of the Grand Inquisitor from Dostoevsky’s novel, The Brothers Karamazov, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the story and character development found in the parable, how Dostoevsky’s last work focuses on the moral contradictions he saw as inherent in organized Christianity, yet how the ending passages also show the author’s undeniable hope he has for humanity through its reliance on faith and beliefs.

Interwar Europe (1919-1939) - Austro-German Anschluss of 1938
Through an analysis of primary and secondary sources, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the Austro-German Anschluss of 1938, how Hitler’s Nazi party orchestrated the union, and why the Austrians came out in support of Hitler’s annexation.

Interwar Europe (1919-1939) - Appeasement: Munich Accords of 1938
Through an analysis of primary and secondary sources, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the Munich Accords of 1938, what issues were inherent with the “Czechoslovakian Question” and how Chamberlain’s policy of appeasing Hitler at Munich ultimately emboldened the German chancellor to go after even more territory.

Interwar Europe (1919-1939) - Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939
Through an analysis of primary and secondary sources, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the provisions of the Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939, why the two ideological enemies signed the pact, and what the consequences were for Eastern Europe as a result of the pact.

World War II (1939-1945) - German Invasion of Poland 1939
Through an analysis of primary and secondary sources, including radio broadcasts from the BBC and various video sources from the time, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the German invasion of Poland on 01 Sep 1939, how the Germans were able to achieve such a complete victory over the Poles, and how the Western Allies (Britain and France) responded to Hitler’s moves against their Polish allies.

 






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