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Lesson Plan: Nazi Germany Invades the Soviet Union during World War II

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade Level: High School

Duration: 90 minutes

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the reasons behind Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II
  • Understand the impact of the invasion on the course of the war
  • Analyze primary sources to gain a deeper understanding of the invasion

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the reasons behind Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union. Students will then work in pairs to analyze primary sources related to the invasion, such as speeches by Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, and propaganda posters. After analyzing the sources, students will participate in a class discussion to share their findings and discuss the impact of the invasion on the course of the war.

Resources/Materials

  • Primary sources related to the invasion, such as speeches by Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, and propaganda posters
  • Whiteboard and markers

Activities

  • Brief lecture on the reasons behind Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union
  • Pair work to analyze primary sources
  • Class discussion to share findings and discuss the impact of the invasion on the course of the war

Assessment

Students will be assessed based on their participation in the class discussion and their analysis of the primary sources.

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This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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