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This resource is a must-have for any History, English or Humanities class covering World War Two and Hitler's rise to power. Analyze the variety of metaphors in the Dr. Seuss classic Yertle the Turle.


This download comes with both the 25-slide PPT and 10-question handout in both PDF and MS WORD formats.


The document contains background and questions to engage high school history students about the Hitler metaphor in the Dr. Seuss book, "Yertle the Turtle". Other Dr. Seuss World War 2 propaganda posters are included for analysis as well. The PowerPoint has thumbnail images and goes over each question, as well as possible answers. Enjoy!

Yertle the Turtle 25-slide PPT & 10 question handout

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  • Pages:

    25 slides and a follow-along printable handout

  • Subject(s):

    History, ELA, World History, Primary Sources, World War 2

  • Format(s):

    Zip with PowerPoint, Word, PDF

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