Lesson 1 (from Part I, pgs. 4-44)
Part I, pgs. 4-44
Shirer, who was still in Paris, wanted to be assigned to Berlin on June 30 when Hitler and Goring would secure their power. Hitler secured his position in Vienna as the purge continued. The objective of this lesson is to examine Hitler's coming to power.
1) Independent Work: Library Research and Written Summary: Students should find information on Hitler and Goering, including their upbringing, education, and careers. Students should write a summary on each of person and be prepared to discuss them with the class.
2) Class Discussion: At the start of the book, what did Shirer just spend a year doing? Why was Shirer in Paris? What work was he doing as a correspondent? Why did he want to be assigned to Berlin? When would Hitler and Goering secure power? Why was Hitler chosen as Chancellor? Why was Goering appointed as the second...
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