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Operation Barbarossa Lesson Plan

Instructor: John Hamilton

John has tutored algebra and SAT Prep and has a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics from Christopher Newport University.

Educate your students about Operation Barbarossa with this helpful lesson plan. They will study a text lesson, take an accompanying quiz, and participate in a hands-on activity about the doomed military engagement.

Learning Objectives

After studying this lesson on Operation Barbarossa, your students will be able to:

  • Describe Germany's plan and how Operation Barbarossa began
  • Explain what happened instead, and how it mirrored a former plan by Napoleon
  • Recap the impact that the failed plan had on Germany and the remaining several years of World War II

Length

1 - 1.25 hours

Materials

  • Copy of the text lesson Operation Barbarossa: Definition & Summary along with the related lesson quiz
  • Internet access
  • Worksheets featuring a 'Word Search' puzzle containing vocabulary terms from Operation Barbarossa (prepared in advance of class, one per pair of students)

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

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.

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