Write in your notebooks: Is there an image of an ideal youth in American society? What does that look like? What is expected? Are we okay with this? Do you ever feel a tension or pressure about living up to this to not living up to this? Is it even possible to?
Read School for Barbarians Read pp. 228-230 Hitler demanded the nation produce a “violently active, dominating, intrepid, brutal youth.” What part did the schools play in this? Youth groups? Society? INDOCTRINATE vs. EDUCATE?
Choose Your Reading Choice A Pg 245 – Schools for Girls, Pg 235 – Models of Obedience (First part about girls) Consider: What are the legacies of this type of thinking are…”this is what women should learn.” Choice B Pg 246-247 A Lesson in Current Events Consider: Why was this important stuff for young boys to learn? How did it relate for Hitler’s purpose for the young men of his nation?
Read The Birthday Party Read The Birthday Party - pp. 237-239 After reading this story, someone once said, “this is like a world upside down: the children have the power. “ Do you agree? What is the source of their power? Why would Hitler want this?