Goals for Student Understanding
Students will develop an understanding:
- That German voters faced a myriad of problems in the late 1920s and early 1930s as well as numerous parties from all over the political spectrum to choose from.
- That the Nazi Party potentially had broad appeal to all levels of society.
- That the Nazi Party attracted voters for many reasons including, but not only, anti-Jewish platform statements, slogans, and actions.
- How citizens make choices to vote in any election.
What Students Will Do to Increase their Understanding
- Consider case studies based on citizens in 1932 Germany.
- Learn about the conditions in Germany in the early 1930s as well as the hopes and concerns of everyday citizens.
- Read parts of political platforms and make a reasoned judgement of how each citizen voted.
- Consider why voters may have chosen the Nazi Party.