History courses for your students
Do you want to save dozens of hours in time? Get your evenings and weekends back?
If so, you'll love our interactive history courses. Your students will be able to work through courses on specific history topics, track their progress, take quizzes to test their knowledge, and finish with a final assessment test.
After the First World War, many Germans resented the Weimar government for its decision to surrender. Germany was then reprimanded by the Allied powers through the Treaty of Versailles. Among the dominant parties that emerged was the German Workers’ Party, renamed as the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (Nazi), led by Adolf Hitler.
The ambitious and charismatic Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler, became the Chancellor of Germany in 1933. After a year, he declared himself Führer and ruled with absolute power until the outbreak of the Second World War. Between the year 1933 and 1934, Hitler was able to dominate the Nazi Party and Germany. Historians believe that he successfully staged events to grab power and become Germany’s dictator.
When the Nazis and Hitler consolidated power in 1934, they immediately created a terror-state through intimidation and fear. The Enabling Act made Hitler’s dictatorship legal, while commons Germans were scared to disobey Nazi laws.
The complete control over Germany was achieved through a number of Nazi-created organisations.
After the First World War and the Great Depression, the German people lost confidence in the Weimar Republic. The idea of democracy soon diminished in the minds of the German people. As a result, many were easily persuaded to join political factions that promised a new and revived Germany. The most prominent was the Nazi Party with Hitler’s 25-Point Programme.
Sometimes called Hitler’s War, the Second World War broke out with the Führer’s attempt to dominate Europe. As part of the Nazi idea of Lebensraum, Hitler focused on expanding the German living space by invading neighbouring countries, such as Poland, Denmark and France. During the war, Germany turned into a war economy and was responsible for atrocities against non-Aryans.
This self-guided course is designed for you to work through on your own using the resources and suggested learning activities provided.
Over the five lessons in the course, you'll learn about the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, the establishment of Hitler’s dictatorship, elements of the Nazi State, life under the Nazi Regime & Nazi Germany and World War II.