From Democracy to Dictatorship – Hitler’s Consolidation of Power

Often, students have the misconception that Hitler took over Germany in a revolutionary coup which leads to an oversimplification and lack of understanding as to why the German people appeared embrace him as a dictator.   In this professional development we will review and analyze the steps that were taken by Hitler and the Nazi party following his appointment as Chancellor in order to dissolve the democracy of Germany and solidify his position as a dictator.  Throughout this presentation we will demonstrate best methods to use when creating lessons and activities that will help students to demonstrate their depth of knowledge through evaluation of various primary source documents and testimony.  We will provide complete resources and activities that adhere to state standards and that can be used across multiple disciplines.

Florida Standards Included – (But Not Limited To)

Social Studies -SS.912.W.7.5, SS.912.W.7.6, SS.912.W.7.8, SS.912.C.4.1,SS.912.C.4.3, SS.912.W.1.1, SS.912.A.1.4, SS.912.C.2.2, SS.912.C.2.3, SS.912.C.2.4, SS.912.C.2.13

ELA – LAFS.910.RH.1.1, LAFS.910.RH.1.2, LAFS.910.RH.1.3, LAFS.910.RH.2.4, LAFS.910.RH.2.5, LAFS.910.RH.3.9