5 Hitler the Villain Lesson Plan

Cathryn van Kessel


How might seeing Hitler as an exceptionally evil monster prevent us from addressing the horrors of our own times?

Learning Objectives

The goal is to make a villain like Hitler seem less like an otherworldly monster, and more like a person we might encounter in our daily lives. This task is toward a greater goal of preventing atrocities and disasters in our time and context. By seeing Hitler as a person instead of a monster reveals an uncomfortable truth that many of us are capable of contributing to (or even instigating) horrendous actions.


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(Created by C. van Kessel, 2018)


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