To help pupils to understand why so few people opposed Hitler in the 1930s the use of this market place activity has proved to be really effective. Give every student a different role card and ask them to talk to every other member in the class to see if their reasons for not opposing Hitler are the same as theirs. Then ask them to see if they can categorise people’s reasons for not opposing Hitler into just 3. But what will they chose? Fear? Propaganda? Economic prosperity? Here’s hoping..!!
Why I didn’t oppose Hitler.
You have been given a role of a person living in Germany in the late 1930s. You are meeting other Germans, also in role, to discover your shared reasons for supporting the Nazi regime, even though you know that it is criticised abroad. After talking to every other member of the class can you categorise people’s reasons for not opposing Hitler into just 3?