9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany: The Nazi Police State

GCSE Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 to 1939
New 2016 Specification
Grades 9-1
Can be used for AQA, Edexcel, OCR or iGCSE exam boards.

Lesson 10 of the Hitler’s rise to power topic, focusing on ‘How did the Hitler take away German democracy?’

Lesson looks at the use of the Nazi Police State and it’s power over Germany
Opens with a teacher led narrative of the police state (explanation using pictures to reduce cognitive load)

  • The SS
  • The SD (Security Service)
  • The Gestapo
  • Concentration Camps
  • The Legal System, Judges and People’s Court
  • The Enabling Act (Causes, details and impact: banning of unions, political parties)
    Review of how the impact of the Police State
    Use of source inference skills, interpretations view, note taking and comprehension questions based upon the lesson.
    Videos of the Police State, trail of Sophie Scholl and informer embedded
    Questions align to the Edexcel GCSE
    Please see my other lessons & resources
    Feedback welcome!
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