Rise of the Dictators and WW2
1. As a History Lesson - let's watch "Hitler Oversimplified."
-What are 10 facts we learned? Write down. Will use for our discussion later.
2. Examine the following quote:
Hitler declared, “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future,”1 and four years later he announced, “I am beginning with the young. . . . With them I can make a new world.” -
Swing kids is about the struggle for the youth.
We will start with some guiding discussion questions borrowed from "facinghistory.org"
Reflect on these guiding questions:
We will watch the film "Swing Kids."
Next, we will view a short slide presentation on the Rise of Totalitarian Dictators in this era. This will provide some conceptual framework and context for Swing Kids.
Next, an assignment on Swing Kids before we watch the film, we will do a pre-film activity where students get to do some acting. May choose not to do this.
Finally, we will complete a worksheet that will enable us to have a rich post-film discussion.