This outstanding resource has been designed by experienced teachers to help students studying why Germany and the USSR signed the Nazi-Soviet Pact? It can be used as a starter, plenary, revision or assessment activity. If you are looking for a resource to provide additional stretch and challenge, then why not check out my diamond nine activity on this topic?
When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a single sheet, Microsoft Word document that you can easily customise if you wish. The document includes aims, instructions and fourteen statements explain why wither Germany or the USSR signed the Nazi-Soviet Pact. Once students have cut out the cards and correctly sorted them under the heading cards for Germany or the USSR, they can extend their understanding further by sorting them into their order of importance before sticking them into their books and attempting the extended question.
At each stage students should be feeding back to their group or the class and explaining their choices. The discussion and explanation around the choices that they have made are critical in helping them develop their understanding of the topic.
The aims and objectives for this lesson are:
Theme: How far was Hitler responsible for the outbreak of the SWW in 1939?
Know: What were the terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact?
Analyse: Why did Stalin and Hitler sign the Nazi-Soviet Pact?
Skills: Cause, Consequence, Evaluation and Judgement.
WILF: What Am I Looking For this lesson?
Identify and describe: The terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact
Explain: Why did Germany & USSR sign the Nazi-Soviet Pact?
Analyse: How far Hitler was responsible for the outbreak of the SWW?
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