Focus: Hitler's childhood, his formative years and his role in the birth of the Nazi Party.
Unit Length: Approx. 2 weeks
Grade Level: Juniors and Seniors
Student Outcomes: 1. to identify aspects of Hitler's childhood that could have possibly led to his political philosophies. 2. to understand Hitler's educational and religious convictions, and their role in the development of his anti-Semitic ideas. 3. to analyze the birth if the Nazi Party and understand Hitler's role. 4. to discuss Hitler's first attempt to overthrow the government of Germany and its effects upon Hitler and the Nazi Party.
Lectures: Hitler's Early Life Hitler's Vienna Years Hitler, WW I, and the Formation of the Nazi Party Beer Hall Putsch
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