Lesson Plan

The World's Worst Dictator

n this web quest stu will be independently researching 10 modern dictators and assessing their impact on their countries. Students will be creating a posters impart information they've learned.
Lauren Z.
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Relevant Academy of Eaton County
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies

Students will be able to...

-Identify and provide examples of totalitarian forms of governmental structures

-Examine modern dictators and critical analysis of their impact.

-Use digital resources for problem solving and independent learning.

- Research on ten dictators using the WebQuest and asses who may be considered the worst based on their impact and justify with a WANTED poster

Social Studies
Grades 9 – 12
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1 Hook

Show students video Charlie Chaplin's great dictator to refresh memories of WWII dictatorship. Discussion on how dictatorships functioned during WWII and how there are still dictatorships around the world today.

2 Guided Practice

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Students will be navigating through the WebQuest and filling out the graphic organizer on the 10 worst modern dictators in Evernote

3 Independent Practice

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Students will chose one dictator to create a WANTED poster for, which includes facts and justification for the #1 spot on the top 10 worst dictator list based on the impact of their rule in their country. They can use a variety of methods in oder to present their information.