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Grade :12 Social 33 Dictatorship Presentation

Instructional Design:
Deb Wojtkiw
Christine Shwets

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
Students will be able to understand that:
•all societies have a form of political organization for decision making.
•political systems are organized for the exercise of power by individuals or groups based on their ideologies.

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.
Enduring Understandings:
•understand the nature of dicatorship as it pertains to Nazi Germany.
•identify methods or techniques dictators use to rise to power.
•identify methods or techniques dictators use to maintain power.

Essential Questions:
•What is dictorship?
•How  can propaganda, indoctrination, scapegoating,and force and terror be used to control society?

Students will know and be able to:
•identify and define the following techniques: scapegoating, indoctrination, use of force and terror, propaganda, and censorship.
•select, analyze, and organize visual examples of the above techniques from a variety of references.
•synthesize and explain how chosen visuals represent each of the main techniques of dictatorship.

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
Students will choose visual examples of specific dicatorship techniques.  Each visual will be defined, identified, and explained as it relates to Nazi Germany.  Students will express ideas in a digital format using the computer, graphics, and audio-visuals.

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
Quizzes, tests, teacher observation and evaluation

Self Assessment
Oral discussion, self-reflection, peer evaluation

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities

(1) Discuss and note key concepts of dictatorship ideology as a class as it applies to Nazi Germany (notes will be taken, handouts will be passed out.)
(2) Show examples of propanda, such as a video of  Adolf Hitler at a rally, or a copy of an anti-semite cartoon (circa World War II Germany.)
(3) Give a homework assignment which requires students to locate an example of one of the techniques of dictatorship...
(4) Introduce/handout individual copies of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) project.
(5) Show them a graphic example of a propaganda poster taken from the internet, and provide a list of  potential internet sources.
(6) Using computer technology: illustrate to the class the process of integrating the poster into a presentation format, and demonstrate through example the written expectations of the project.  
(7) Allow 3 days of in-class computer instruction/access for students to develop their projects.
(8) Conduct “mini-lessons” on computer usage and content requirements as necessary
(9) Take in assignments 2-3 weeks after initial “handout” date.
(10)  Students conduct a self-assessment of their work in the form of a written handout.
(11) Each student will assess one other presentation (peer assessment) in the form of a written handout.
(12) Teacher evaluates work and assigns a mark for each project.


a) Show Presentation Sample and discuss what a good multimedia project looks like.
b) Pass out Presentation Tips.
c) Demonstrate how to create background. Students create background.
d) Demonstrate how to: create slides, text boxes, insert pictures, add/delete slides, play mode, transitions

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)


Click to download Rubric

Student Exemplars

The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.

 Last Modified: 17 June,2004