Unit 2: The Nazi Consolidation of Power - 1933 to 1934.

Unit 2: The Nazi Consolidation of Power - 1933 to 1934.

In unit 2 we will explore and evaluate the methods Hitler and the Nazis used in order to consolidate their power. This will include

  • exploring how Hitler came to power in January 1933
  • Nazi ideology in 1933, the promotion of positive and negative stereotypes.
  • the use of terror, compromise, legal power, propaganda and policies to Aug 1934.

Lessons - Unit 2

Lesson 1: Review, Reflect and Speculate

In this first lesson of Unit 2 you will review your first assessment and think about the "next steps" you can make in order to improve your work. We will share these "next steps" in order to reflect on what we have to do as a class to ensure that we all make outstanding progress. We will also...

Lesson 2 - Theorising on Hitler's Options.

In lesson 2 we explore Hitler's plans and vision for a Nazi Germany through an examination of his speech "An Appeal to the German People" made on Jan 31 1933. We will then go on to theorise what Hitler could do as he tries to outmanoevure potential obstacles to his consolidation of power in...

Lesson 3 - What Hitler Did Next?

In the third lesson we explore togther what Hitler actually did to consoildate his power in Germany. You will examine the chronology of events of 1933 and 1934 in detail and try to identify the different methods Hitler used. When he used radical, legal and compromise approaches to achieve his...

Lesson 4 - Sharpening Our Understanding

During lesson 4 we will check our progress so far along the road to our planned learning gain - "Explain why Hitler was able to consolidate his power in the years between 1933 and 1934." Using this reflection we will use SOLO station activities to make further progress and sharpen our...

Lesson 5 - 6 Degrees of Separation

 In this lesson you will use your knowledge on Hitler's rise and consolidation of power and apply it in an extended abstract challenge. The challenge will require you to think about how what Hitler and the Nazis did in Germany could happen in a future Britain. You will demonstrate in 6 steps...

Lesson 6: The Night of the Long Knives

In this lesson we will examine why Hitler felt that he had to destroy the left wing of his party, what he did to the SA and its leadership and how Hitler got away with his actions. Lesson 6.7 - The Night of the Long Knives.pdf (5201764) The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler...

Lesson 7 - Learning Challenge

This learning challenge will help strengthen your understanding of the period and hopefully that of the people who play your completed result. Learning Challenge A3 Sheet.docx (1 MB)

Lessons 8: Why was there no effective opposition to Hitler

In these lessons we will consider why there was no effective opposition to Hitler, particularly in the years 1933-4. Lesson 8 Opposition to Hitler.pdf (4869555)    

Lesson 9 - Assessment 2 Preparation

)In this lesson we will prepare you for Assessment 2. This is a link to AQA's past papers site : http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/a-level/history-2040/past-papers-and-mark-schemes Lesson 9 Assessment Prep.pdf (2042529