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Mentone Girls' Grammar School | Kerferd Library

Germany 1918 –1939: Timeline

VCE History Units 1 & 2 | Study 2: Social and cultural change

Source:  Black, S., (2019), Digital montage. (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2019).

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities
Enduring Understandings

Students will understand that cultural expression is at the forefront of societal change, and thus appreciate what is required for social/cultural change to occur. Furthermore, students will understand the limitations of cultural structures and how they can often constrain individual thought.

Essential Questions
  • How did someone like Adolf Hitler come to power?
  • Why did nobody stop him?
  • What led the German people to accept Hitler as their leader?
  • How did Europe change after WWI?
  • What are the main elements to social, cultural and economic change in Germany during the 1920s?
  • Who opposed such change and why?
  • How did Hitler create such policies in an attempt to create his Aryan state?

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Level 2 resourceTimelineThis timeline explores the significant social, cultural, economic and political changes that took place in Germany between the end of World War I and the start of World War II. The timeline refers back to eBooks, articles and videos in the Kerferd Library's online collections. If prompted use your School mConnect login to view the content.

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