This series of eight lessons introduce the third part of the AQA Conflict and Tension course 1918-39 and focus on the origins and outbreak of World War II. Lessons come complete with suggested teaching strategies and differentiated learning tasks. I have included many of the typical GCSE questions AQA have so far supplied, from source analysis, write an account to the longer 16+4 mark questions. The last lesson focuses on many of these question types to prepare the students for a final overall assessment.
The lessons are broken down into the following:
Lesson 1: Hitler’s aims
This lesson focuses on Hitler’s six main aims and foreign policy
Lesson 2: How should other countries react to Hitler’s foreign policy?
This lesson looks at the stance of Britain, France, America and Russia towards Germany
Lesson 3: The road to war and rearmament
In this lesson, students have the chance to plot a road map following Hitler’s rearmament in the 1930’s leading to the outbreak of war
Lesson 4: Reoccupation of the Rhineland
This lesson aims to explain and evaluate the Allied response to Hitler’s reoccupation of the Rhineland.
Lesson 5: The Anschluss with Austria
Students learn how Hitler fulfilled one of his aims of uniting Germans, the volksdeutsche, by invading Austria.
Lesson 6: The Sudeten Crisis
Students in this lesson piece together the events surrounding Hitler’s invasion of the Sudetenland and ultimately Czechoslovakia.
Lesson 7: The Nazi-Soviet Pact
This lesson analyses the reasons for Hitler and Stalin signing the Nazi Soviet Pact and how and why Britain and France were spurned by Stalin.
Lesson 8: Why did the Second World War break out?
In this final lesson, students reflect upon the main reasons why Europe descended into war.
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