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Perfect Power Paragraph Planner (PPPP)

Unit:
Interwar
Essential Question/Prompt:
How does a movement like fascism get started and how might it lead to the outbreak of WWII?
Rough Draft/Outline: Construct your paragraph using the structure outline below.

Parts of Power
Paragraph

What should be the


sentence(s)

Use the spaces below to plan you paragraph/write a rough draft

Set the Stage/


Introduction

Provides the correct


who, what, when, where for the
paragraph topic

Interests reader

1 sentence

During the interwar period in Europe, many people shifted their ideas on what an ideal
government should be and do, and as a result, ideas such as fascism started to take their
places in the limelight.

Thesis
Statement

Answers Prompt makes argument

Identifies THREE
areas to support argument

includes an arguable
verb

1 sentence

The need for a more active and aggressive government by society attracted ideas such as
fascism to develop, which eventually caused events such as WWII to take place due to the
small amount of freedoms combined with inequality given to society.

(commentary)

Evidence # 1

Area/Support 1

Evidence #1
Quality support
Significance (analysis)
2-3 sentences

Fascisms rise in Italy was fueled by bitter disappointment over the failure to win large territorial
gains at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. Rising inflation and unemployment also contributed to
widespread social unrest. To growing numbers of Italians, their democratic governments seemed
helpless to deal with the countrys problems. They wanted a leader who could take action (Modern
World History, 476).
Commentary How does this evidence support your thesis?

Since the people of Italy felt that their current government was not good enough in keeping things
such as inflation, unemployment, and social unrest under control, they wanted a political party that
can be active and aggressive in dealing with these situations, and with this in mind, they looked to
Mussolini and his ideas on fascism.
Analysis How is this evidence significant to the historical event/context?

The want for a change in government in Italy is significant in this time period as the rising popularity
of fascist and nationalist ideas may prompt other countries that feel that their current government is
inactive to take actions to bring fascist ideas into their countries as well.

Area/Support 2

(commentary)

Evidence #2
Quality support
Significance (analysis)
2-3 sentences

Evidence # 2

The political parties which currently exist cannot be expected to bring about the radical change that
Germany needs. A political party will compromise with a political opponent. The Fascist worldview
never does this. The Fascist worldview knows it is never wrong (Mein Kampf).
Commentary How does this evidence support your thesis?

Before fascism started to spread in interwar Europe, people were not happy with the slow pace that
the democratic governments in their countries were moving at. Hitlers statement may have motivated
these people to consider this and consider fascism as well, which he claimed would change this.
Analysis How is this evidence significant to the historical event/context?

The fact that Hitler was trying to promote a change to fascism in Germany shows how easily the idea
that a democratic government is not active enough can spread during the interwar period.

Area/Support 3

(commentary)

Evidence #3
Quality support
Significance (analysis)
2-3 sentences

Evidence # 3

The forces currently in control of the world are Jews here and Jews there and Jews everywhere. The
hardship we are now experiencing is because of them. If this continues, the Jews will one day devour
the German nation and the world. We must wipe out the Jewish Empire which is now in control
(Mein Kampf).
Commentary How does this evidence support your thesis?

A large part in fascist ideals includes harsh limitations of rights for the people of a country. Hitlers
take on this went even beyond, with his want to eliminate Jews completely. Extreme ideas like these
could have possibly led to revolutions and eventually get other countries involved, leading to WWII.
Analysis How is this evidence significant to the historical event/context?

Much like Hitler, who wanted to eliminate Jews from the German society, dictators in other countries
influenced by fascism, such as Mussolini in Italy, felt that the dictator should have the power to decide
what rights people can or cannot have. Because of the extremity of which this goes to, this could
have easily been one of the contributing factors to WWII.

Conclusion

of thesis

Interesting rewording
1 sentence

Fascism was essentially brought about by the need for a government that can bring about
change during the harsh times of the interwar period, but the overly harsh limitations on
rights for individuals under fascism could have contributed largely to the events of WWII.

Grading Rubric
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period:
Level of Standards Met

Context/Setting the Stage


Engages and orients the reader by setting out a problem
Introduces the historical themes/topics that will run throughout the paper.

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

No
evidence
No
evidence

Thesis statement: ( 1-2 sentences)


Addresses the prompt
Includes clear, arguable claim
Provides three logical reasons that support the claim (body paragraph topics)
Addresses potential counterarguments

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

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Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

Highly

Partially

Minimally

No
evidence
No
evidence
No
evidence
No
evidence

Evidence
Evidence relates to topic and can be used to support overall claim/thesis
Evidence is no more than two sentences long and either uses quotations from the documents or uses an accurate summary of
the document
Evidence describes specific actions, policies or words describing fascism and its core beliefs (not just your or someone elses
opinion of of fascism)

Evidence is cited by referring to the name of the document and/or the author. (not In document B)

No
evidence
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evidence
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evidence
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evidence

Analysis
Explains how evidence suggests fascisms role in causing the outbreak of WWII
Refers to specific details within the texts as evidence
Uses persuasive and valid reasoning to connect evidence with claim

No
evidence
No
evidence
No
evidence

Conclusion
Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects the claim
Discusses the significance of the argument

No
evidence
No
evidence

Formal language
Avoids use of I, we, and you and other personal pronouns
Uses past tense to describe evidence and Fascisms role in causing the outbreak of WWII
Uses academic language as opposed to conversational language

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evidence
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evidence
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evidence