Adolf Hitler is often referred to as a madman, in part because most people are hesitant to accept such enormity of evil as anything other than the byproduct of psychosis. Yet just how ''mad'' Hitler was, and how much of the evil he perpetrated can be attributed to illness, either physical or mental, has been a subject of disagreement among historians.
Your Goal: Construct a psychological profile of Hitler by assessing the impact each of the three formative periods had on his life: his youth; his days in Vienna as a teenage; and his service in the Germany army during WWI.
Below are the 3 main steps of the project:
1) Complete the graphic organizer.
Each section should be detailed facts that could explain Hitler's beliefs and choices later in life. There should be no random facts include or opinions.
2) Choose the psychological disorder.
Based on the historical facts you have gathered, pick a psychological disorder congruent with Hitler's characteristics he portrayed throughout his life.
3) Write a written report.
Write a five paragraph essay justifying your psychological diagnosis of Hitler based on reading and discussing the articles with the class.