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The Interwar Years

The Interwar Years

An eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. All of the resources needed to run the lessons are included such as presentations and activities as well as the planning. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. Lesson 1 - Chronological order Lesson 2 - The Treaty of Versailles Lesson 3 - The Treaty of Versailles Lesson 4 - The Dawes Plan Lesson 5 - Changes in British politics Lesson 6 - Wall Street Crash/ Great Depression Lesson 7 - Rise of Hitler Lesson 8 - Propaganda/ Source Analysis Lesson 9 - Revoking the Treaty of Versailles Lesson 10 - Appeasement Lesson 11 - Evaluating Appeasement Also included is a brief knowledge organiser as well as a diamond 9 activity to evaluate the Treaty of Versailles.

By krisgreg30

Appeasement (11 of 11)

Appeasement (11 of 11)

This is the final lesson of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This lesson focuses on children being able to evaluate the policy of appeasement, considering its strengths and weaknesses. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

Appeasement (10 of 11)

Appeasement (10 of 11)

This is the tenth of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This lesson focuses on the policy of appeasement, looking at what appeasement is and why Hitler was allowed to revoke certain terms of the Treaty of Versailles without consequence. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

Hitler revoking the Treaty of Versailles (9 of 11)

Hitler revoking the Treaty of Versailles (9 of 11)

This is the ninth of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This lesson focuses on how Hitler began to revoke the terms of the Treaty of Versailles and how he was able to justify his actions. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

Propaganda/ Source Analysis (8 of 11)

Propaganda/ Source Analysis (8 of 11)

This is the eighth of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This lesson focuses on children being able to analyse source material and begin to consider what propaganda is and why it was used. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

The rise of Hitler (7 of 11)

The rise of Hitler (7 of 11)

This is the seventh of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This lesson focuses on some of the potential reasons for why Hitler was able to come to power in 1933. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

Wall Street Crash/ Great Depression (6 of 11)

Wall Street Crash/ Great Depression (6 of 11)

This is the sixth of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This lesson focuses on a brief introduction to the Wall Street Crash and Great Depression and some of the resulting consequences. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

Changes in British Politics (5 of 11)

Changes in British Politics (5 of 11)

This is the fifth of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This lesson focuses on some of the changes that happened in British politics just before and following the end of the First World War. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

Dawes Plan (4 of 11)

Dawes Plan (4 of 11)

This is the fourth of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This lesson focuses on the Dawes Plan, looking at why it became necessary and the terms that were agreed. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

Treaty of Versailles (3 of 11)

Treaty of Versailles (3 of 11)

This is the third of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This lesson focuses on children being able to consider whether the Treaty of Versailles was a fair agreement or not. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

Treaty of Versailles (2 of 11)

Treaty of Versailles (2 of 11)

This is the second of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This second lesson focuses on terms of the Treaty of Versailles, considering why particular terms were agreed and how different sides would have felt. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30

Chronological Order (1 of 11)

Chronological Order (1 of 11)

This is the first of an eleven lesson sequence that gives a brief introduction and overview of events in Europe following the end of the First World War. The sequence will focus on the end of the war and what followed with the Treaty of Versailles, some of the key events in the 1920's, the change in British politics, the rise of Hitler and the following actions that broke the Treaty of Versailles and policy of appeasement. These lessons have been written with upper KS2 and lower KS3 in mind but should be easily adaptable for KS4 students as well. This first lesson focuses on children being able to place events in chronological order, looking at timelines and centuries before being able to place events from the interwar years accurately. Included are all the resources needed to run the lesson with a presentation and activities as well as the sequence of learning plan.

By krisgreg30