The Word Shaker: The Fuhrer's Forest
Kind of Activity:
text-based, entire class, vocabulary
visualize the world Max creates in The Word Shaker, understanding of connotations of words and phrases, historical context
Show a short clip of Hitler giving a speech, then pass out copies of one of Hitler's speeches (the speeches don't have to be the same; find a suggestion for a speech below). Have students read it aloud together as a class. As they read, students should highlight or underline words, phrases, and sentences that stand out as being particularly persuasive or dangerous. After they have finished reading, explain that they will be...
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