Inglourious Basterds - Lesson Plan

Inglourious Basterds - Lesson Plan

DAY 1 – 5 Discussion Page - Story Behind the Movie Inglourious Basterds


  1. Read Chapters 1-2; 3-4; 5-6; 7

  2. Write the theme here:

  3. Write 4 facts and 4 opinions from the story here:

Facts Opinions
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.



DAY 1: What did the fall of Germany (in 1918) and the fall of France (in 1940) have in common?

DAY 2: Who was Charles de Gaulle and how did his Free-French movement impact France?

DAY 3: How did Joseph Goebbels use propaganda, in films and other media, to help Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich?

DAY 4: How did a spontaneous uprising in Paris lead to the city’s liberation, and when did that occur?

DAY 5: Write your thoughts about what it must have been like to be part of the French Resistance.


Write details about the people and events in the story, Inglourious Basterds.

Adolf Hitler Operation Dynamo - Dunkirk
Marshal Philippe Petain Armistice at the train, June of 1940
Villagers of Oradour-sur-Glane (see chp 4)
Massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane
Joseph Goebbels Propaganda Films


Complete the sentence below and write your essay here:

Inglourious Basterds is a story based on


Complete the quiz below. Write your answers from the information you read about Inglourious Basterds.


  1. How were the German people humiliated at the end of World War One, and who decided to do something about it?

  2. What did Hitler order when France decided to surrender in June of 1940?

  3. Who was Joseph Goebbels?

  4. How did Joseph Goebbels use “the arts” to further the cause of the Third Reich?

  5. What was the French Resistance during World War II?

  6. What happened in France after the Allied forces landed at Normandy, in June of 1944?

  7. What was the Vichy Government and who was its leader?

  8. What were some of the words Goebbels used to spread his Third-Reich propaganda?

  9. Who was Leni Riefenstahl and for what is she most famous?

  10. What events led to the liberation of Paris in August of 1944?



ANSWER KEYS - Inglourious Basterds





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