Nazi Opposition PowerPoint Lesson Plan

Nazi Germany: Treatment of Opposition

The “Nazi Opposition” modern history lesson plan is designed to give students an understanding of the different types of opposition that existed towards Hitler and Nazi Germany. This lesson plan includes an overview of opposition by the Church, individuals, and groups. Students will learn about the reasons for opposition, the types of resistance, and the consequences of resistance. The lesson is designed for both face-to-face and online learning environments.

This lesson plan focuses on providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the various forms of opposition that existed in Nazi Germany. The Church, for instance, opposed Nazi policies towards the Jews, and some individuals took a stand against Nazi propaganda, such as Sophie Scholl, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Colonel Stauffenberg. Groups, such as the White Rose, also emerged as regime opponents.

The lesson plan features a PowerPoint presentation highlighting key aspects of Nazi opposition, including the reasons for opposition, types of resistance, and the consequences. The presentation is accompanied by a worksheet titled “Individuals that opposed Hitler and Nazism,” which is available at

Student activities included in the lesson plan comprise comprehension, critical thinking questions, and research assignments. The aim is to help students build their research and analysis skills while also deepening their understanding of the complex political and social climate of Nazi Germany. By the end of the lesson, students should have a nuanced understanding of the various forms of opposition against Hitler and the Nazi regime.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include research, comprehension and critical thinking questions.
Estimated lessons:2-3.
Ages16 years +.
Format PowerPoint.

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