History of the swastika web crawl

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History of the swastika web crawl

  1. 1. Name: ________________________________ Mrs. Winfield-Corbett Date: _________________________________ Social Studies Web Crawl: History of the Swastika Website: http://history1900s.about.com/cs/swastika/a/swastikahistory.htm Directions: Use the information provided at the website above to assist you in answering the questions. Be sure to write your answers in complete sentences. 1. What is the name of the image pictured on the left? __________________________________________ __________________________________________ 2. How long have people been using the swastika? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ 3. Which countries have used the swastika? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ 4. Describe how Adolf Hitler and the Nazis incorporated the swastika in their regime. __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________
  2. 2. 5. What was Hitler’s interpretation of the meaning of the swastika for the Nazi Party? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ 6. How was the swastika viewed by societies prior to Nazi use? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ 7. Compare how the swastika has been viewed throughout history by completing the chart. The Swastika Throughout History Time Period Country Use of the Swastika 8. Since the Nazis use of the swastika, some people are trying to differentiate the two meanings of the swastika by varying its direction. Explain the two different meanings. __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

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