International School History - International Baccalaureate - DP1 History - Term 1

DP History at La Cτte Last update - 28 October 2017  
DP1 - Standard Level -  Term 1
Key Questions Lesson material Additional materials and external links
What is History? Selected extract about the problem of memory from Milan Kundera's Ignorance.

Extract from EH Carr's What is History? on the subjectivity of Stresemann's archive.

Extract from Keith Jenkins's  post-modern classic Rethinking History.

History as art and science - J Bronowski - video

Introduction to Diploma source analysis.

 

   
How effective were the Paris Peace Treaties?

Detailed Syllabus Reference

Paper 1 Source Analysis - Prescribed subject 3: The move to global war.

Paper 2 Essays - World history topic 10: Authoritarian states (20th century) and World history topic 11: Causes and effects of 20th century wars

Paper 3 (HL) Essays - 14: European states in the inter-war years (1918–1939) 15: Versailles to Berlin: Diplomacy in Europe (1919–1945)

Key chronology and background of the Paris Treaties from Modern Europe. Chapter 10 -  Culpin and Henig textbook extract.

Terms of the Treaties from Culpin and Henig.

Reading and note-making from this extended essay by Ruth Henig.

Short BBC documentary video - Make Germany Pay.

Video - David Reynolds explains how the Paris Peace Treaties helped cause WWII and made the EU.



Paris 1919 Peace Treaties role-play activity.
Previous role-plays.

The rules of the role-play
Examples of motions and amendments.
Useful maps

 

Judgements of various 'historians' on the treaties compiled by John D Clare


John D Clare on the Paris Peace Treaties - an outstanding source with many useful links.

Essay by 
Hans A. Schmitt 
Essay by Raffael Scheck

The Long Shadow the complete series on the consequences of WWI

A more academic essay on the BBC site by Dr Ruth Henig 

BBC - How the peace treaties shaped the modern world.

Paris 1919 - The drama-documentary based on Margaret Macmillan's acclaimed book.
   
What is fascism?

 

What is fascism? worksheet.

Is Donald Trump a fascist? John McNeill, professor of history at Georgetown University writes in the Washington Post in 2016.

Video - David Reynolds explains how the First World War helped bring about fascism.

 

Extract from Robert Pearce Fascism and Nazism. 

Video on the continuing influence of fascism today.
 
How did Mussolini come to power?

Detailed Syllabus Reference

Paper 1 Source Analysis - Prescribed subject 3: The move to global war.

Paper 2 Essays - World history topic 10: Authoritarian states (20th century) and World history topic 11: Causes and effects of 20th century wars

Paper 3 (HL) Essays - 14: European states in the inter-war years (1918–1939)
15: Versailles to Berlin: Diplomacy in Europe (1919–1945)
 

What is a modern authoritarian state? - Key points also as a printable worksheet with questions.

How have 20th century authoritarian states been analyzed? A short introduction to the historiography of authoritarianism. Also as a worksheet.

Textbook - Todd and Waller, Authoritarian States pp. 12-24

 

Video on Italian Fascism in Colour.

To what extent was Mussolini's rise to power due to the First World War? Essay and printable version.

 

How did Mussolini consolidate and maintain power?

 

Textbook - Todd and Waller, Authoritarian States pp. 25-53 Video - Mussolini and football

 

What were the aims and results of Mussolini's Policies? Textbook - Todd and Waller, Authoritarian States pp. 54-74 Video - Jonathan Meades - Ben Building: Mussolini, Monuments and Modernism. 2016.

Did fascism fail to transform Italy? Essay and printable version.

 

Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

Paper 3 - HL Europe Essay 14 – European States in the Interwar Years
Weimar Germany: constitutional, political, economic/financial and social issues (1918–
1933);

Paper 2 - World history topic 10: Authoritarian states (20th century)
Emergence of authoritarian states - Conditions in which authoritarian states emerged: economic factors; social division; impact of war; weakness of political system

 

Culpin and Henig textbook extract on the Weimar Republic.

Table to complete in groups

Short BBC documentary video - Make Germany Pay. The second half is relevant here.

Series of short videos from BBC bitesize clearly explain the failure of Weimar and rise of the Nazis.

Worksheet on the Cultural impact of WWI, includes references to Italy and Germany.

Short introductory video from the Open University on the impact of the Bauhaus on modernism. Short documentary film made by my former students on Gropius and Bauhaus.

Classic Weimar cinema, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Fritz Lang's Metropolis 


John D Clare on the Weimar and Hitler's Germany

How did Hitler come to power?

Detailed Syllabus Reference

Paper 1 Source Analysis - Prescribed subject 3: The move to global war.

Paper 2 Essays - World history topic 10: Authoritarian states (20th century) and World history topic 11: Causes and effects of 20th century wars

Paper 3 (HL) Essays - 14: European states in the inter-war years (1918–1939)
15: Versailles to Berlin: Diplomacy in Europe (1919–1945)
 

 

Textbook - Todd and Waller, Authoritarian States pp. 76-90

Hitler as an orator activity - worksheets of sources and questions.

Leni Riefenstahl describes Hitler's oratory - short video

Nazi Party meeting 1932 - Empathy activity

Nazis: A Warning from History 1 Video shown in class. Questions to go with the video and notes summarising the episode.

 

Dramatic reconstruction of Hitler's rise to power in Weimar Germany.

What was the impact of the Great Depression?

Impact of the Great Depression. Video  from the 1990s documentary series People's Century.


John D Clare on the Weimar and Hitler's Germany

How did the Nazis consolidate and maintain their power? Textbook - Todd and Waller, Authoritarian States pp. 91-104
 
Nazis: A Warning from History 2 Video shown in class. Notes summarising the episode.

 

Nazis: A Warning from History 3 Video will be shown later  in class but is useful on foreign policy here.
 
Master Race  Video  from the 1990s documentary series People's Century.
What were the Nazis policies and impact? Textbook - Todd and Waller, Authoritarian States pp. 105-128

Leni Riefenstahl describes her relationship with Goebbels and making Triumph of the Will - video

Short documentary on Goebbels role in Nazi Germany.

 

What is propaganda? Book extract - the film historian Richard Taylor (who taught me) defines propaganda through answering a series of questions: Must propaganda be deliberate? Must the propaganda be hidden? Must propaganda be successful to be propaganda? Must propaganda always appeal to emotion rather than reason? etc.

Various sort videos on the importance of sport in Nazi Germany: Football, the 1936 Olympics and boxing.

Video - Hitler's architecture and the KdF- Jerry building.

On art, this video explains the Degenerate Art exhibition o 1937.

 

How can we usefully compare authoritarian states? - Part 1: The rise to power Link to website to come. Worksheet. For a very rare occasion when an historian has attempted a serious, cross regime analysis of two authoritarian states, see the conclusion of Richard Overy's comparative analysis of Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Germany.

 

 

 

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