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Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?
How did Germany emerge from defeat at the end of the First World War?
What was the impact of the Treaty of Versailles on the Republic?
To what extent did the Republic recover after 1923?
What were the achievements of the Weimar period?
Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934?
What did the Nazi Party stand for in the 1920s?
Why did the Nazis have little success before 1930?
Why was Hitler able to become Chancellor by 1933?
How did Hitler consolidate his power in 1933-4?
The Revolution of 1918 and the establishment of the Republic
The Versailles Settlement and German reactions to it
The Weimar Constitution, the main political divisions, the role of the army
Political disorder, 1919-23: - economic crises and hyper-inflation - the occupation of the Ruhr
The Stresemann era
Cultural achievements of the Weimar period
The early years of the Nazi Party: - Nazi ideas and methods - the Munich Putsch - the roles of Hitler and other Nazi leaders
The impact of the Depression on Germany: - political, economic and social crisis of 1930-33 - reasons for the Nazis' rise to power - Hitler takes power - the Reichstag Fire and the election of 1933
Nazi rule in Germany: - the Enabling Act - the Night of the Long Knives - the death of Hindenburg - the removal of opposition
Weimar Germany Decision-Making Game - Part 1: 1918-21 [Interactive]
A brand new version of the popular decision making game. Each of the 5 key decision points covers a different issue. By working through the activity and completing the worksheet, students will learn about the diplomatic, economic, social and political problems faced by the Republic, and consider how successfully the Republic dealt with them.
Weimar Germany Decision Making Game - Part 2: 1921-29 (complete with follow-up factual test).
This simulation is a great way of introducing or revising the issues surrounding Weimar Germany in the years 1921-29. Each of the 7 key decision points covers a different issue. By working through the activity and completing the worksheet, students will learn about the diplomatic, economic, social and political problems faced by the Republic, and consider how successfully the Republic dealt with them. The game is designed to "run itself" with minimal teacher preparation. After completing the game, students should be given this factual test, the answers for which can be obtained using this online presentation.
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.
SOLO Hexagons: The Rise of Hitler
40+ factors are provided to students to organise into meaningful and connected categories as part of the essay-planning process. Full details of the hexagons approach can be found at Tarr's Toolbox.
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 - Weimar 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!
Telescopic Topic: The Weimar Republic
A collapsible online revision list covering all the main aspects of the topic. A great revision tool.
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