WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR? HITLER OR GEORGE WASHINGTON????
WORKSHEET THAT WILL GET KIDS THINKING.
If you ask this question everyone will say George Washington. But instead the names are hidden and it gives a description of BOTH Hitler and George Washington. Most kids will choose the description that is for Hitler. And they will not believe you when you tell them. I love the reaction when you tell them. You have to explain each part of the description for both Hitler and Washington and explain that even though Washington was a great leader he did do some things that today might be looked down upon. Also with Hitler you have to explain how he was a charismatic leader who captured Germany because he was such a great speaker and offered hope.
This can be used in a number of ways/shapes and forms for a number of different courses/topics/lessons.
-Its great to introduce Hitler in a world history class.
-It can be great to introduce George Washington as a leader in an AMerican History class.
-It can also be used for any other class when you are talking about leaders.
-It can be used in a Humanities/English class to talk about "Don't judge a book by its cover."
Category: History → World History