2 The Essential Questions How did Totalitarian leaders use their power to influence people?How did these leaders influence the political, social, and economic role of their country in the world?Compare the totalitarian regimes of Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin. Evaluate the rise to power, foreign policy, and common characteristics of these totalitarian regimes.
3 The Rise of Totalitarianism…Background Reading Let’s review the rise of:Mussolini and ItalyStalin and the Soviet UnionHitler and Nazi Germany
4 Criteria of totalitarian regimes Look back at the following resources:Totalitarian Dictators Lecture GuideFrom Lenin to Stalin Lecture GuideThe Rise of Hitler & Mussolini Lecture GuideBrainstorm (verbally) examples of how Totalitarian Dictators were able to control people using the following strategies…IndoctrinationPropagandaCensorshipTerrorCharismaOne Party RuleEconomic ControlExtreme Nationalism
5 Evaluating “rise to power” Read “Ascent of the Dictators”How did Totalitarian Dictators exhibit their increasing control over people and their country?Think: Which criteria of Totalitarian Dictators did they use? How did they use it?Use this information to complete Part I
6 Evaluating “aggressive Foreign policy” Read “Aggressive Foreign Policy”Underline the key phrases which reflect the aggressive foreign policies of the totalitarian states.Think: What are Italy, Germany, and the Soviet Union doing to other countries?Use this information to complete Part I
7 totalitarian Timeline Using your book and the provided readings, match the events by writing the appropriate number in the correct box. You may also refer to the Map of Europe (1939).
18 Comparing Regimes & Finding Evidence Your ultimate goal is to be able to discuss your knowledge and opinions and those of your peers in response to the essential questions in a Socratic Seminar.Review Questions (top of prep handout)How to consolidate your information and use it as evidence in your discussion (Part III of your handout)Review Rules & Rubric