Individuals that opposed Hitler and Nazism worksheet lesson plan

Individuals that opposed Hitler and Nazism

This “Individuals that opposed Hitler and Nazism” lesson plan centres around exploring the lives and actions of individuals who bravely stood up against Hitler and the Nazi regime. These personalities were a minority and stood up against the majority. In contrast to the fear and terror that the Nazis instilled in people, these figures challenged the norms and chose to fight for what they believed in. The individuals included in this lesson plan are Sophie Scholl, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Colonel Stauffenberg, all of whom took tremendous risks to resist the regime and its actions.

The worksheet can be easily adapted to in-person and online learning settings, making it a versatile option for educators. It offers students a chance to engage in critical thinking and comprehension exercises, which allow them to explore the motivations and consequences of opposing Nazism in depth. By examining the lives of these notable figures, students can gain a deeper understanding of the difficulties and dangers that arose in resisting Nazi policies and beliefs.

Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose resistance movement and alongside her brother Hans, distributed anti-Nazi leaflets in Munich. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a prominent German pastor involved in several plots to assassinate Hitler. Finally, Colonel Stauffenberg was an army officer who led the most famous assassination attempt on Hitler in July 1944.

Through engaging activities, students can analyse the motivations and legacies of these individuals and how they contributed to the opposition against Nazi ideologies. By doing so, students can gain a deeper appreciation of these individuals’ role in standing up against tyranny and how their actions have impacted history. This “Individuals that opposed Hitler and Nazism” worksheet teaches students about the importance of resistance and inspires them to fight for what they believe in, even when the odds seem insurmountable.

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Description:Student activities include comprehension and critical thinking.
Estimated lessons:1
Ages16-18 years
Format Word Document

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