Going Places Educational Travel Blog - March 31- April 4 Lesson Plan Roundup
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April 4, 2014

March 31- April 4 Lesson Plan Roundup

Continuing on with last week’s theme, here are some more lesson plans focusing on Interwar Europe.  Let us know what you think!

Interwar Europe (1919-1939) — Remarque: All quiet on the Western Front

Through the use of various primary and secondary sources, including selections from All Quiet on the Western Front, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the story behind the main characters and plot of Remarque’s novel, how the character of Paul develops over time, and how the novel itself might be seen by some as socialist propaganda.

Cold War (1945-1991) — Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989

Through the use of various primary and secondary sources, including primary source video news recordings from the night the wall fell, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, how the wall had come to symbolize the Cold War, and what the collapse of the Wall meant for Germany, Eastern Europe and the World.

Interwar Europe (1919-1939) — Dadaism and the Rejection of Bourgeois Culture

Through an examination of both primary and secondary sources on the subject, including various types of visual media in addition to electronic and written sources, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the basics of Dadaism as a rejection of bourgeois culture during the Great War and how Dada artists and poets intentionally used irrational nonsense, satire and irony in an attempt to bring sense to the world around them.

Modern Art — Salvador Dali: Surrealist Master

Through an examination of both primary and secondary sources on the subject, including various types of visual media in addition to electronic and written sources, Students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the basics of Surrealism as it developed as a movement in the aftermath of the Great War, how surrealism served as a vehicle for the rejection of traditional bourgeois culture, how Salvador Dali specifically fit into the surrealist movement, and how he influenced other artists over the span of his long 20th century career.

Interwar Europe (1919-1939) — Pact of Steel 1939

Through an examination of both primary and secondary sources on the subject, including various types of visual media in addition to electronic and written sources, students in this lesson will identify, understand and be able to explain the major points of the “Pact of Steel” between Germany and Italy in 1939, how the once rocky relationship between Fascist Italy and NAZI Germany developed between 1935 and 1939, and how the signing of the agreement was one of the major steps that led to the opening of the Second World War.






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