CIE IGCSE History: Germany, 1918–45

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History: Germany, 1918–45

In this module, the following topics will be covered in depth:

Key topic 1: 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?

Key topic 2: 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 1933–34?

Key topic 3: The Nazi regime

  • 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?

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • CIE GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)
  • L1 German Revolution Info Hunt Posters (docx)
  • L1 Homework 1 (docx)
  • L1 Homework 1 (pdf)
  • L1 Hyperinflation In Germany (mp4)
  • L1 Impact Of The Treaty Of Versailles (pdf)
  • L1 Impact Of The Treaty Of Versailles (docx)
  • L1 Impact Of Wwi (pptx)
  • L1 Impact Of Wwi On Germany Diagram (pptx)
  • L1 Impact Of Wwi On Germany Diagram (pdf)
  • L1 The German Revolution (docx)
  • L1 The German Revolution (pdf)
  • L1 Weimar Republic Constitution Diagram (pdf)
  • L10 Employment And Living Standard Information Gathering Sheet (docx)
  • L10 Employment And Living Standard Information Gathering Sheet (pdf)
  • L10 Employment And Living Standard Information Gathering Sheet 2 (docx)
  • L10 Employment And Living Standards (docx)
  • L10 Nazi Germany Economy (pptx)
  • L2 Art And Culture (pdf)
  • L2 Invasion Of The Ruhr (mp4)
  • L2 Stresemann S Strategies (pdf)
  • L2 Stresemann S Strategies (docx)
  • L2 Stresemann S Strategies Information (pdf)
  • L2 Stresemann S Strategies Information (docx)
  • L2 Weimar Germany (pptx)
  • L2 Weimar Republic Constitution Diagram (pptx)
  • L3 Adolf Hitler Timeline (docx)
  • L3 Adolf Hitler Timeline (pdf)
  • L3 Appeal Fill In The Blanks Sheet (doc)
  • L3 Appeal Fill In The Blanks Sheet (pdf)
  • L3 Art And Culture (docx)
  • L3 Growth Of Nazi Party Popularity Wall Information (docx)
  • L3 Growth Of Nazi Party Popularity Wall Information (pdf)
  • L3 Hitler And Mein Kampf Info (doc)
  • L3 Hitler And Mein Kampf Info (pdf)
  • L3 Hitler Facebook Homework (ppt)
  • L3 Hitler Facebook Homework (pdf)
  • L3 How Hitler Became Chancellor In 1933 (doc)
  • L3 Nazi Party Reorganisation (docx)
  • L3 Nazi Party Reorganisation (pdf)
  • L3 Reasons Why The Nazi Party Grew In Popularity 1929-32 (docx)
  • L3 Reasons Why The Nazi Party Grew In Popularity 1929-32 (pdf)
  • L3 Role Of Hitler And The Nazi Party (pptx)
  • L3 Sa Source Work (pdf)
  • L3 Sa Source Work (doc)
  • L4 Consequences Of The Munich Putsch Blank Diagram (pdf)
  • L4 Consequences Of The Munich Putsch Blank Diagram (docx)
  • L4 Failure Of The Weimar Republic (pptx)
  • L4 Hitler S Rise After The Reichstag Fire (mp4)
  • L4 How Did Hitler Rise To Power- Alex Gendler And Anthony Hazard (mp4)
  • L4 How Hitler Became Chancellor In 1933 (pdf)
  • L4 How Hitler Became Chancellor In 1933 (doc)
  • L4 How Hitler Became Chancellor In 19331 (pdf)
  • L4 Night Of The Long Knives (pdf)
  • L4 Night Of The Long Knives (docx)
  • L4 Night Of The Long Knives The 20th Century World History Khan Academy (mp4)
  • L4 The Role Of The Ss (pdf)
  • L4 The Role Of The Ss (doc)
  • L5 Martin Niemoller (mp4)
  • L5 Nazi Control And Dictatorship (pptx)
  • L5 Nazi Germany The Nazis And The Church Restistance To Hitler (mp4)
  • L5 The Edelweiss Pirates (mp4)
  • L5 The Swing Youth Movement In Nazi Germany (mp4)
  • L5 The White Rose Movement (mp4)
  • L6 0094939 (wav)
  • L6 Nazi Propaganda And Media (pptx)
  • L6 Nazi Propaganda Lesson Sheet (doc)
  • L6 Nuremberg Rally Clip (wmv)
  • L7 Employment And Living Standards (pdf)
  • L7 Road To Wwii Worksheet (pdf)
  • L7 Road To Wwii Worksheet (docx)
  • L7 Social Darwinism (doc)
  • L7 Social Darwinism (pdf)
  • L7 Treatment Of Minorities (pdf)
  • L7 Treatment Of Minorities (pptx)
  • L7 Treatment Of Minorities (doc)
  • L8 Life In Nazi Germany (pptx)
  • L8 Nazi Policies Towards German Youth (pdf)
  • L8 Nazi Policies Towards German Youth (docx)
  • L8 Nazi Youth (pptx)
  • L9 Life In Nazi Germany Homework (docx)
  • L9 Life In Nazi Germany Homework (pdf)
  • L9 Nazi Germany Mark Scheme (pdf)
  • L9 Nazi Germany Mark Scheme (doc)
  • L9 Women In Germany Statistics (pdf)
  • L9 Women In Germany Statistics (doc)