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Cult of Personality Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Help your students understand cult of personality. Students will connect the term to modern and historical leaders who used propaganda to maintain power.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and use the term cult of personality
  • identify leaders whose reign is marked by cult of personality

Length

This lesson will take approximately 45-90 minutes.

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

Instructions

Materials needed: clip of song Cult of Personality by Living Colour and copy of lyrics to display, chart paper, markers

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