ERIC Number: ED461562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Crisis, Conscience, and Choices: Weimar Germany and the Rise of Hitler. Choices for the 21st Century Education Project.
This unit is part of a series of curriculum materials that applies the choices approach to critical junctures in history. The focus is on Germany's defeat in World War I and conditions in Germany contributing to the rise of Nazism. Students are provided with background readings on the Weimar Republic, the reparations imposed on Germany with their defeat, and the culture, values, and politics of post-World War I Germany. Children's literature is also presented as another view of the cultural values. The July 1932 Reichstag elections are explained with an analysis of the platforms of each of the contending parties: (1) the KDP (Communist Party of Germany); (2) SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany); (3) Center (originally called the Christian People's Party); and (4) NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers' Party). Students examine each party's platform and discuss policy issues relating to conditions in Germany at the time. (EH)
Descriptors: European History, Foreign Countries, Nazism, Political Issues, Political Parties, Politics, Secondary Education, Social Studies, World War I, World War II
Choices for the 21st Century Education Project, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, Box 1948, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.