World History teaching resources for the high school classroom: lesson plans, worksheets, quizzes and simulation games for KS3, IGCSE, IB and A-Level teachers.
Hitler's Foreign Policy, 1933-1939
The other worksheets in this short unit can be collated together as a printable pack if desired. This cover sheet establishes the relevance of the topic.
A map and a note-taking framework that should be used in conjunction with a short video clip.
Complete the "Original Terms of Versailles" column as a revision exercise. Then, return to this document at regular points throughout the topic to complete the "What Hitler did and when" column.
Before Hitler could think about reclaiming disputed territory (or invading neighbouring countries for their resources) he needed to re-arm Germany. How he was able to do this in defiance of the Treaty of Versailles and the combined opposition of his European neighbours (e.g. Britain, France, Italy and Russia) is our subject of focus. A sourcework question is also provided.
"Study Sources A and B. How similar are the views of these two cartoonists about the international situation in 1936? Explain your answer using the sources and your knowledge".
A detailed workpack broken into three key sections, with structured questions and sourcework tasks:
What was the Spanish Civil War?
Why did Germany get involved in the Spanish Civil War?
What did Germany Contribute to the Spanish Civil War?
Complete with structured questions and sourcework, students are guided through the main events through a decision-making exercise.
Students examine a series of sources and watch video clips to build up their knowledge.
A great 10 minute exercise in which students analyse the meaning of a famous photograph and realise that propaganda is not just the preserve of dictatorships...
Students consolidate their knowledge by analysing a series of political cartoons relating to the Manchurian and Abyssinian Crises.
Why did the communists and the Nazis become allies?
A major decision making game with three associated worksheets designed to get students thinking about Hitler's main policies and actions 1933-39.
20 questions to test essential knowledge of the topic.
Sample answers to be shared with the students after they have attempted the following:
a. What was agreed at the Munich Conference of September 1938? 
b. Why was the Nazi Soviet Pact of August 1939 important? 
b. Why was remilitarisation of the Rhineland a risk for Hitler?