Rise of Nazism Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will explore the socio-economic and political factors in post-World War I Germany that contributed to the rise of the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler's ascent to power. They will also examine how the democratic structures of the Weimar Republic were manipulated, leading to the establishment of one of history's most infamous dictatorships. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

Rise of Nazism Reading Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the questions by reading the following webpage:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.

Nazism Research Worksheet.docx
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Option 3: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet:

Rise of Hitler Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by watching the documentary below:

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Extension activities

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