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Germany 1918 –1939: Weimar Germany

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

Source: Metropolis. (Otto Dix, 1928).

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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 the USA during the 1920s?
  • Who opposed such change and why?
  • How did Hitler create such policies in an attempt to create his Aryan state?

Germany 1918 –1939 | Weimar Germany: Introduction

Level 1

Germany 1918 –1939 | Weimar Germany: Key figures

Friedrich EbertLevel 1Articles

Friedrich Ebert

1871 - 1925
First President of the Weimar Republic

Image Source: BildY 10-265-1-12397 (Bundesarchiv)

Philipp ScheidemannLevel 1Articles

Philipp Scheidemann

1865 - 1939
First Chancellor of the Weimar Republic

Image Source: Bild 146-1979-122-29A (Bundesarchiv)

Rosa Luxemburg and Karl LiebknechtLevel 1Articles

Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

Spartakusbund (Spartacus League) revolutonaries
Image Source: BildY 10-RL6-26636 (Bundesarchiv)

Level 1ArticlesWalther RathenauWalther Rathenau

1867 - 1922
Minister of reconstruction and foreign minister of the Weimar Republic

Image Source: Bild 183-L40010 (Bundesarchiv)

Level 1ArticlesGustav StresemannGustav Stresemann

1878 - 1929
Chancellor 1923 and Foreign Minister 1923–1929 of the Weimar Republic

Image Source: Bild 146-1982-092-11 (Bundesarchiv)

Level 2

Paul von HindenburgLevel 1Articles

Paul von Hindenburg

1847 - 1934
World War I Field Marshal and Second President of the Weimar Republic

Image Source: Bild 183-C06886 (Bundesarchiv)

Germany 1918 –1939 | Weimar Germany: Key events

Level 1Articles

Level 1Articles

Level 1 resourceeBooks

Level 1Articles

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"The Treaty of Versailles is one of the best examples of how complex economics can be. In one minute,... the Treaty of Versailles had economic effects, monetary effects such as hyperinflation and even unbelievably serious political effects when it comes to WWII....The Treaty of Versailles ended up not pleasing anyone after drawing the line. The German/Weimar Republic economy was decimated, their currency entered a hyper-inflationary spiral and politically speaking, the implications as far as World War II." (Polgar, 2018)

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Polgar (2018) or (Polgar, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Polgar, A., (2018). The Treaty of Versailles Explained in One Minute: From German/Weimar Republic Hyperinflation to WWII, [eVideo]. One Minute Economics. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/g4phQ07hkvo

Level 1Articles

Level 3

Level 1 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

"The Treaty of Versailles is one of the best examples of how complex economics can be. In one minute,... the Treaty of Versailles had economic effects, monetary effects such as hyperinflation and even unbelievably serious political effects when it comes to WWII....The Treaty of Versailles ended up not pleasing anyone after drawing the line. The German/Weimar Republic economy was decimated, their currency entered a hyper-inflationary spiral and politically speaking, the implications as far as World War II." (Polgar, 2018)

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Polgar (2018) or (Polgar, 2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: Polgar, A., (2018). The Treaty of Versailles Explained in One Minute: From German/Weimar Republic Hyperinflation to WWII, [eVideo]. One Minute Economics. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/g4phQ07hkvo

Level 1Articles

Level 1 resourceeBooks

Level 1Articles

Level 2 resourceeBooks

Level 2Articles

Level 3 resourceeBooks

Germany 1918 –1939 | Weimar Germany: Articles

Level 1Articles

Germany 1918 –1939 | Weimar Germany: eBooks

Level 2 resourceeBooks

Level 3 resource

Germany 1918 –1939 | Weimar Germany: Videos

Level 2 resourceFilm and videoUsing YouTube on campus help and instructionsTo view this video on campus remember to first login to your school Google account using your mConnect username and password. Click here for more help on using YouTube on campus.

Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Kosta (2015) or (Kosta, 2015)
Bibliography / Reference list: Kosta, B., (2015). City Girls: Berlin’s Modern Women of the Weimar Republic, [eVideo]. UA Humanities. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/2d7yRjiqng4

Silent film clip showing the night life of Weimar Berlin.

1930s Berlin Streets, Nightlife, Cabaret, Germany. (thekinolibrary, 2014)

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In text reference / citation: thekinolibrary (2014) or (thekinolibrary, 2014)
Bibliography / Reference list: thekinolibrary, (2014). 1930s Berlin Streets, Nightlife, Cabaret, Germany, [eVideo]. thekinolibrary. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/KVb5J3MQ_RA

Street scenes from Weimar Berlin. (British Pathé, 2014)

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In text reference / citation: British Pathé (2014) or (British Pathé, 2014)
Bibliography / Reference list: British Pathé, (2014). Beauty And Berlin (1930-1939), [eVideo]. History Channel. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/gxjg07KPB_4

Zu Asche, Zu Staub from Babylon Berlin.
Note: this video contains themes not suitable for younger students. It has been made available for VCE students studying Weimar Germany.
Source

When using this video don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text reference / citation: Severija (2017) or (Severija, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: Severija, (2017). Zu Asche, Zu Staub, [eVideo]. BMG. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/uekZpkYf7-E

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