4. 20th Century

4.2 Germany Under Hitler


Lesson description

World War Two was a mammoth turning point in the history of the 20th century and modern world history more generally. This lesson looks at the lead up to the war, tackling the complex topic of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power through the eyes of German people themselves.

Lesson highlights:

  • A look at what life was like in 1930s Nazi Germany before World War Two and how certain residents’ lives were effected – for the good and the bad.
  • The vocabulary and terminology required to study Nazi Germany and Europe prior to the outbreak of World War Two with confidence.
  • Analysis of how and why Adolf Hitler both managed to rise to power in Germany and maintained power over the German people.