The Grade 10 Modern History students are currently studying the rise to power of Hitler. We have just studied how Stalin came to power and ruled Russia. Indeed, today is the 60th anniversary of Stalin’s death.
The students are able to see what both Hitler and Stalin had in common – both being outsiders for example. We are using a Television docu/drama called “Hitler – The Rise of Evil” to visualize events and characters. After completing the program, students will write a paper reflecting on the value of television programs to learning about History.
By Ewan Macdonald – High School teacher