How sucessful was the Weimar Republic 1919 - 1923?

This outstanding and beautifully illustrated lesson has been designed to help students studying the problems faced by the Weimar Republic and how successfully it dealt with them in the period 1919 - 1923. It deals specifically with the problems of setting up a democratic republic, dealing with extremists and their putsches, coping with the aftermath of the Treaty of Versailles, the Ruhr Crisis and Hyperinflation. The lesson includes a number of activities which can be seen in the detailed preview. The main activity revolves around completing a table summary of each problem, what action was taken by the government and evaluating how successfully it was dealt with. Alternatively the relevant slides could be printed off, displayed in the walls or on tables whilst the students complete a gather and share or market place activity to summarize the information.

When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a PowerPoint with nineteen slides. These include aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, activities, thinking skills activities, animated diagrams,maps, pictures, templates and information slides. I am especially proud of animated diagrams that I have created to help explain the divisions of powers in the Weimar Constitution and how the Dawes Plan was designed to help both Germany and the Allies. I spent a considerable amount of time on these as it is vital that students understand their significance for later in the course. The PowerPoint also includes a homework activity, an extended writing task and a feedback task.

The aims and objectives of the lesson are:

Theme: Weimar Republic 1919 - 1923
Know: What problems faced the Weimar Republic in 1919 – 1923?
Understand: What challenges faced the survival of democracy in Weimar Germany?
Evaluate: How successfully did the Weimar Republic deal with these problems?
Skills: Cause, Consequence & Collaboration

WILF – What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: The key problems facing the Weimar Republic in 1919 - 1923?
Explain: What challenges faced the survival of democracy in Weimar Germany?
Analyze: How successfully did the Weimar Republic deal with these problems?

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Created: Jun 2, 2019


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