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A project for Greg Lehr's World History class over Totalitarianism.

A project for Greg Lehr's World History class over Totalitarianism.

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  • 1. Name:____________________________ Totalitarianism Activity Menu What: Students must pick either fascist Germany or the communist Soviet Union and look at: - One party rule - Systematic violation of human rights - Secret police - State supremacy over individual rights - Role of private property - Class structure Perspective: Students will be graded based on the information above and how they answer these questions: - How do the majority of people today in the United States view the issues/techniques above? o Why do people feel that way? o Have Hitler and Stalin influenced those feelings? - Put yourself in the role of Hitler or Stalin. o Why are you going to use the techniques above and how did they use them? Activities: Make sure that no matter which activity you pick, you answer the questions above. You may pick from the following: Create a movie using Write a children’s Create a series of animoto.com (They book about what life skits that show each can be full-length would be like for a technique in action movies). See Mr. child experiencing and explain each one. Lehr for these issues. information. Write an editorial Your Choice: Write a rap or song newspaper article as Come up with your about Stalin or if you lived during own unique way to Hitler and the that time and talk show what you know. techniques they about each (See Mr. Lehr for a used. technique. list of projects and you must get the okay from Mr. Lehr first!)
  • 2. This must be turned in with your project!! Enlightened Philosophers Rubric Perspective – Credible - How do the majority of people today in the United States view the issues/techniques 15 points possible above? o Why do people feel that way? o Have Hitler and Stalin influenced those feelings? - Put yourself in the role of Hitler or Stalin. o Why are you going to use the techniques above and how did they use them? Insightful: a penetrating and novel viewpoint; effectively critiques and encompasses other plausible perspectives 5 = A = 95% Thorough: a revealing and coordinated critical view; makes own view more likely by considering the likelihood of other perspectives 4 = B = 85% Considered: a reasonably critical and comprehensive look at all points of view in the context of one's own; makes clear that there is a likelihood to other points of 3 = C = 75% view. Aware: knows of different points of view and somewhat able to place own view in perspective, but weakness in considering worth of each perspective or 2 = D = 65% critiquing each perspective, especially one's own Uncritical: unaware of differing points view; prone to overlook or ignore other perspectives; has difficulty imagining other ways of seeing things 1 = F = 55% Wiggins, Grant, and McTighe. Understanding by Design. 1st. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1998.
  • 3. Ways I will do quality work for my project: 1. _____________________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________________ What I did that was quality work: What I would do differently next time: Student Grade: Teacher Grade: Kryza, Kathleen. Practical Strategies for Differentiating Instruction. 1st. Bellevue, WA: Bureau of Education and Research, 2006.