As a result of this lesson, students will:
Key Glossary Terms:
The following glossary terms are used in Lesson 3.
Reading: Reading 3A, "Consequences of Germany's Defeat in World War I" (10 minutes)
Read "Consequences of Germany's Defeat in World War I" aloud to students and have them follow along.
NOTE TO TEACHER: It is important to stress that the events that contributed to the rise of Nazism were not simple cause-effect. Each event was complex and must be considered as a consequence of an accumulation of many factors. An essential element in German politics from 1919-1933 was anxiety. It cannot be measured or clearly quantified; yet, it must be dealt with as a most important and pervasive factor. As the "Timetable" in Lesson 3 notes, runaway inflation, unemployment, violence in the streets, hunger, damaged national pride and fear of various types of conspiracies caused psychological, as well as, social tensions. These situations produced angst, which is a combination of fear and anxiety. German citizens were uncertain about the future, uneasy and worried. This factor ought to be woven into the "Timetable."
Students begin this assignment in class.
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