9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany: The Night of the Long Knives, Hindenburg's Death & Army Oath

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 9 of the Hitler’s rise to power topic, focusing on ‘Why did Hitler turn on his own Nazis?’

Lesson looks at the causes, events and results of the Night of the Long Knives, then briefly covering the Death of Hindenburg and the army oath of 1934

  • Recap of the SA
  • Events and Video of the Night of the Long Knives
  • Source Inference Question
  • Interpretation Activity: How much of a threat were the SA? With source activity to support/disagree an Interpretation
  • Impact of the NoLK
  • Death of Hindenburg
  • The Army Oath
  • Recap of how Hitler became Dictator (Using sheet from previous lesson)
    Use of source inference skills, interpretations view, note taking and comprehension questions based upon the lesson.
    Questions align to the Edexcel GCSE
    Please see my other lessons & resources
    Feedback welcome!
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