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How effectively did the Nazis control Germany, 1933-45?
How much opposition was there to the Nazi regime?
How effectively did the Nazis deal with their political opponents?
How did the Nazis use culture and the mass media to control the people?
Why did the Nazis persecute many groups in German society?
Was Nazi Germany a totalitarian state?
What was it like to live in Nazi Germany?
How did young people react to the Nazi regime?
How successful were Nazi policies towards women and the family?
Did most people in Germany benefit from Nazi rule?
How did the coming of war change life in Nazi Germany?
Nazi rule in Germany: - the Enabling Act - the Night of the Long Knives - the death of Hindenburg - the removal of opposition - methods of control and repression - use of culture and the mass media
Economic policy including re-armament
Different experiences of Nazi rule: - women and young people - anti-Semitism - persecution of minorities - opposition to Nazi rule
Impact of the Second World War on Germany: - the conversion to war economy - the Final Solution.
What was the 'Final Solution'?
What part did the secret police play in the running of Nazi Germany?
Describe the Nuremberg Rallies.
What actions did the Nazis take to reduce unemployment?
Interactive cartoon analysis
Analyse a series of cartoons by hovering over details and answering exam-style questions. When you have finished, the computer will provide you with a printout comparing your answer to a model answer. A great way to revise and develop sourcework skills.
Fling the Teacher Quiz
Ideal for a starter activity. Outline the main task for the day at the beginning of the lesson. Then, give students 10 minutes to play the game. Anyone finishing within the 10 minutes should get points reflecting the amount of minutes left on the clock, then move directly on to the main task for the lesson whilst the rest of the class continue to play.
Repeat this format for ALL your revision lessons to create a "Revision Leaderboard" with a prize given to the overall high score at the end of revision time.
"Who Am I?" Challenge - Nazi Germany
Each team will be presented with a clue about a key historical figure. They get 50 points if they guess it correctly. If they wish to 'pass', they get further (easier) clues but the points available steadily decline. An incorrect guess at any point means they get zero points for that round. You can play as many rounds as you wish. It's a great way to revise!
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