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GCSE Controlled Assessment: Weimar Germany 1919 1933

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GCSE Controlled Assessment:
Weimar Germany 1919-1933

How did Germany change after World War One?
TASK: Versailles Consequences
Have a look at the terms of the Treaty of Versailles:

For each of the different terms try to explain how it would:

a) Affect Germany's global power.

b) Affect the German people's morale.
Learning Objectives
Know - The situation in Germany after World War One.

Understand - The extent that the changes in Germany meant the Weimar Republic was doomed from the start.

Concept - Evidence.

Skills - Knowledge, understanding, source analysis and debate.
Learning Outcomes
What can you infer from this source?
Photographs of hyperinflation
TASK: Constitutional Crisis?
Complete the task on p. 6.
Strengths of the Weimar Constitution

Very fair, particularly the voting
Allowed lots of people to have their say
State governments would ensure local issues were addressed
Wouldn’t allow one person to take over – the Chancellor and President balanced each other.
Weaknesses of the Weimar Constitution

A poor Chancellor or President would only be around for a limited time
Proportional Representation meant that there were loads of different parties in the Reichstag – it was difficult to get them to agree on anything
Article 48 could be abused so that the President stopped listening to the Reichstag
State governments could pass laws that went against what the Reichstag wanted.
The Weimar Republic was doomed from the start.
Makes an inference from a source.
Explains the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles.
Assesses whether the Weimar Republic was doomed from the start.
What were the consequences of the Weimar Republic's economic problems?
TASK: Economic Problems Ripples
Success Criteria:

1. Place the core problem at the centre.

2. Place the primary consequences around it.

3. Place secondary consequences around these.

Tip: Think about your positiioning as some may be linked to more than one consequences.
Learning Objectives
Know - Key economic problems faced by Germany.

Understand - The consequences of the economic problems faced by Weimar Germany.

Concept - Cause and Consequence.

Skills - Knowledge, understanding, judgement and evaluation.
Learning Outcomes
The caption reads: "Germany remember!"
Look at the images:

Explain what you think each of the characters and their actions represent.

What messages are the cartoonists giving?

What are the similarities and differences in the messages of the cartoons?

Who might the intended audience be?
Analyses cartoons for their message and purpose.
Explains the economic problems faced by Germany.
Creates a tree diagram linking the causes of the economic problems of Weimar Germany with the consequences.
3 causes of Weimar Germany's economic problems.
2 consequences of Weimar Germany's economic problems.
1 thing I would like to know more about.
STARTER: Left or Right?
Separate the following into either left wing or right wing politics:
Want to keep society stable and stress family, law and order and traditional values.
Place the interest of the nation over the individual.
Support capitalism - the private ownership of land and business.
Stress cooperation of nations.
Oppose capitalism - want to abolish private ownership of land and business. Want to put these in the hands of the workers.
Aim to treat people as equals and give power to workers.
Want a strong government led by powerful leaders.
TASK: Nazi Party Fact File
Use pp. 14-17 to make a fact file on the Nazi Party.
Success Criteria:
* Include their beliefs and policies.
* How the party was structured.
* How they gained popularity.
* Munich Putsch (1923)
* A timeline from 1919-1923.
Why did opposition to the Weimar Republic grow between 1919 and 1923?
Learning Objectives
Know - Different forms of political opposition to the Weimar Republic between 1919-1923.

Understand - The reasons why extreme opposition developed.

Concept - Causation.

Skills - Knowledge, understanding, note-taking and creative presentation.
Learning Outcomes
TASK: Speedy Notes
Read p. 9 and make quick bullet points on the 2 uprisings.

* Dates and what happened.
* People involved.
* Outcome.
Identifies differences between left-wing and right-wing politics.
Explains the Sparticist Uprising and Kapp Putsch.
Creates a fact file on the rise of the Nazi Party.
Why did the Weimar Republic experience a "Golden Age" between 1924 and 1929?
Learning Objectives
Know - Key features of the Weimar Republic's "Golden Age."

Understand - The degree of success achieved by the Weimar Republic between 1924-1929.

Concept - Cause and Consequence

Skills - Knowledge, understanding and evaluation.
Learning Outcomes
TASK: Building Blocks of Success
Review Bubble
What were the key consequences of World War One for Germany?
Complete activity 7 on page 10. Use pp.10-11 to help.

Use an entire double page to complete it.
1923 - The Year of Crisis
In 1923, the Weimar Republic experienced 3 crises:

1) The French invaded the Ruhr.

2) Hyperinflation

3) Munich Putsch.
Video Corner
Hitler: The Rise of Evil
A film about how Hitler came to power.
The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997), Episode 1: "Helped into Power"
In which sphere did the Weimar Republic have most success after 1923?
Describes problems associated with the Weimar Republic prior to 1923.
Explains the crises of 1923.
Evaluates the degree of success obtained by the Weimar Republic by 1929.
STARTER: Why have Tottenham failed to qualify for the Champions League........again?
Think about factors.
Long term and short term causes or consequences
• Political, social and economic impact
• Actions of the individual weighed against contextual conditions
• Change and continuity.
Factors Determining Success
How to Plan Part B
TASK: The Weimar Rolllercoaster
Key things to know about Part B
Consider what was affected and in what way/ what changed as a result.
Evaluate the degree and type of impact - This can relate to change, effect and consequence – the impact of an event can be changes or consequences).
Make a judgement which is based on an evaluation of the nature, scale or significance of the consequences or based on an evaluation of the varying levels of impact on different groups.
Enquiry Focus
Our enquiry is focused on evaluating "consequences." This means you must:
Key things to know
What makes a good set of notes?
Notes should include specific details that can be used to support the analysis and argument.
The details should be carefully selected to be used appropriately and to provide support evenly throughout the essay.
It is not necessary to include quotations and their inclusion should not be automatically rewarded – it is the candidate’s understanding that is being assessed and that is demonstrated through their own comments, not the selection of a comment from an historian. If quotations are included, they should be brief and it should be clear whose view is being expressed.
It is helpful if the notes follow the same order and structure as the plan, or use the same colour coding.
Since students need to identify within the essay the sources of information that have been used, it is helpful if the relevant source is identified for each specific detail in the notes.

You are allowed 1 A4 plan - this cannot have full sentences in it.
You are allowed 2 A4 pages of notes - These cannoot be continuous sentences but may include quotes, key dtates, names, events, causes or consequences.
You must have bibliography - This can be as long as necessary but should include at least five different sources of information.
Sources to use - Secondary sources of information, such as textbooks, websites, history books, documentaries, museums. Sources’ does not mean the short extracts found in textbooks.
Do not describe - this will get you a mximum of 10 out of 20 (E).
You need to cover 3-4 aspects/factors.
Differing Opinions
To get the best marks you need to explain how different sources show differing opinions:
At Level 3 the answer recognises that these sources are interpretations of the past and contain opinion as well as fact.
At Level 4, the student should show that different sources offer different views, perhaps in the interpretation of whether something was a success or effective, or in the emphasis placed on different aspects.
You only need to show an awareness of the differences in the views of the sources; there are no marks available for evaluation of these sources or explanation of why they differ.

A Level 4 comment might be:
X sees the biggest effect of the bombing in Vietnam as the physical destruction and he emphasises the amount of bombs that were dropped and the number of villages that were ruined. However, Y says this destruction was easily repaired and the most significant effect of the bombing was the way it convinced the Vietnamese people that the US was the enemy.
Learning Objectives
Know - How to research Part B.

Understand - How the fortunes of the Weimar Republic changed between 1918-1928.

Concept - Consequence.

Skills - Exam practice.
Learning Outcomes
Evaluates the role of economic problems in creating Weimar Germany's problems between 1918-1928.
Understands how to research an plan their Part B enquiry.
Explains the different factors determining Weimar Germany's degree of success between 1918-1928.
Success Criteria:
* The aim is to show change over time.
* Include key figures and events.
*Include economic and political change.2
* Include ups and downs.
* Include moments of crisis.
* Make it creative.
Why did support for the Nazis grow after 1929?
What is the chronology of Wiemar Germany between 1918-1928?
What did the Nazi Party believe in?
TASK: How the Nazis gained support
Use p.23 (grey book) to help you and your own judgement complete the following table:
Reasons for supporting the Nazis
How important their support was and why
Working Class


Big Business

Middle Class

VIDEO: What were the effects of the Wall Street Crash on Germany?
"The most important reason for the Nazis coming to power was the weakness of the Weimar government."
Learning Objectives
Know - The reasons why the Nazis were able to gain power.

Understand - How different groups in society came to support the Nazis.

Concept - Evidence

Skills - Debate, evaluation and judgement.
Learning Outcomes
Describes the effects of the Wall Street Crash.
Evaluates the different reasons why the Nazis were able to come to power.
Explains how the Nazis were able to gain support from a range of different groups.
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