Nazi Propaganda and Education in the Third Reich

What role did teachers play in the Holocaust? Under the Third Reich, teachers were obligated to join the National Socialist Teacher’s League and take an oath to Adolf Hitler. Despite these obligations, though, teachers were still able to make individual choices…complying with Nazi ideology or acting in opposition. This program will combine the pressures teachers felt working under the Nazi regime, the range of decisions individuals made in the face of those pressures, and the relevance of that history now. We will combine this history with the ways propaganda influenced the lives of these teachers as well as the lives of their students.  Best practices will examine ways teachers can help their students examine propaganda through Nazi racism.

To register for the Nazi Propaganda and Education in the Third Reich workshop, click here.

Before you come to this workshop:

  • Consider taking the Canvas course to build your background knowledge and earn an additional .4 digital literacy renewal credits. More information coming soon!
  • Make sure you have seen both The Path to Nazi Genocide and Guidelines for Teaching the Holocaust videos on our Before you attend page.
  • If you would like hard copies of the handouts we will use in the workshop, print the materials below before you come.

Download and print these materials to bring to the workshop if you would like hard copies:

Student Handout for State of Deception Lesson

Education in the Third Reich Student Handout

Oath and Opposition Student Handout

Poisonous Mushroom Handout

Agenda for Nazi Propaganda and Education in the Third Reich

Below, you will see the agenda for this workshop, which also has all of the presentations and files embedded in it for your use. Please note that we may make adjustments to the schedule and topics, but we will let you know what those adjustments are when you are with us at the workshop.

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