Dictators Past and Present
An Internet Hotlist on Dictatorship

created by Mrs. Cinco in partnership with Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Symancyk
Sagamore Middle School Library

Introduction | Joseph Stalin | Adolf Hitler | Benito Mussolini | Hideki Tojo | Francisco Franco | Other Dictators



Introduction
A dictatorship is defined as an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by an individual, the dictator. The dictator is unconstrained by law. The dictator assumes sole and absolute power. In many cases, the term dictator is coupled with a negative association.

Throughout history, we have learned of many dictators.

Let's take an in-depth look at several dictators from World War II.

You will create a 'Want Ad.' Describe the dictator (in words and add a picture). What is their country of origin? How is that they were able to assume such power? What were the conditions like in their country that made it possible for them to come into power (economic conditions)? What happened in this country as a result of their power? If the dictator were alive today, what would be an appropriate reward for his capture? What are the names of family members to be contacted regarding their capture?


Remember the following as you create your Want Ad:

-Use both images and text to get your message across.

-Your Want Ad is a 'Call to Action.' Convince us that this dictator must be apprehended. Why is he such a menace to society? Provide a detailed (emphasis on detailed)explanation of the problem as it relates to your dictator.

-Be sure you have included all the necessary information and that your facts are accurate.

-Make your Want Ad stand out. You want others to read it.

-Check your Want Ad for complete sentences, correct spelling and puctuation.

When you finish your want ad, search some other dictators, past and present day. What is similar and different about these dictators compared with those from World War II?




The Internet Resources

Joseph Stalin

Adolf Hitler

Benito Mussolini

Hideki Tojo

Francisco Franco

Other Dictators


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Last revised Wed Mar 12 7:55:36 US/Pacific 2014