What challenges faced the Weimar Republic in 1919?

This outstanding lesson has been designed to help students studying the problems faced by the Weimar Republic in 1919. It can be used as introductory lesson to the topic and serves to set the scene for the bigger issues that they had to deal in the aftermath of the Treaty of Versailles. The lesson content covers the impact of the First World War and the challenges the new Republic faced in terms of economic, social and political. The lesson includes a number of activities which can be seen in the detailed preview, but finishes off with either a review triangle or table exercise to help students prioritise or predict the greatest challenges for the Republic moving forward.

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The aims and objectives of the lesson are:

Theme: Weimar Republic
Know: What problems faced the Weimar Republic in 1919?
Understand: What impact did the First World War have on Germany?
Evaluate: Which problems posed the greatest threat to the Weimar Republic?
Skills: Cause, Consequence & Collaboration

WILF – What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: The key problems facing the Weimar Republic in 1919?
Explain: What impact did the First World War have on Germany?
Analyse: Which problems posed the greatest threat to the Weimar Republic?

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Created: Jun 2, 2019

Updated: Jun 10, 2019


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