Year 11 History - Hitler: Monster or Madman

Course Description

In Year 11 History students will learn from the past in order to better understand the present and future. This half year course focuses on the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazi party and asks- how did this happen and could it happen again?

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Critical thinking- using logic, interpreting information to create understanding, identifying patterns and trends.
  • Why were the Germans and Hitler so resentful over their loss in WWI?
  • Information literacy- identifying fact and opinion, making judgements about the quality of information, assessing the reliability of different sources of information such as websites.
  • How did Hitler rise so quickly to power in the 1930s?

  • Communication skills- communicating effectively in a variety of formats: for example in small group and full class discussions; written work; visual formats.

  • How did Hitler impact how ordinary Germans lived?

  • What were some of Hitler’s key ideas? 

  • Why did Hitler start World War Two and why did NZ get involved?

  • What role did Hitler’s racial theories play in how he ruled over Germany and the territories he conquered?

  • What was the Holocaust and why is it important today?

  • What impact did WWII have on New Zealand?


Resources Required

1B8 exercise book