International School History - European Schools - S6 4 hour option

S6 4hr History Last update - 05 May 2023 Official European School History S6 Syllabus: English, French, German
Optional Theme - 6.4B Culture and Society before 1945 - syllabus


Understanding the movements that were taking place and the new ideas that were being brought up in the beginning of the 20th will help you understand the world of today. In today’s world, we might not notice how many things have been influenced by the Bauhaus movement, but Bauhaus can still be seen all around us. Bauhaus is now found in almost everything that has been stripped down to its sole necessity like modern door handles or stackable chairs. The Bauhaus was an art school, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919 where, for the first time ever, arts and crafts were united into one course. This is part of what made his ideas so different and led the creation of what is now known as design. Gropius revolutionized the world by essentially giving life to sophistication with the marriage between form and function. This led to the spread of the slogan and mentality that "less is more". His ideas of simplicity and functionality had such significant effects on the society, that even the Nazis forcing the school to close down did not stop the worldwide spread of Gropius’ ideas. Overall, one could say that Walter Gropius is an important figure in history for the way he changed our materialistic world. The houses we live in, buildings we walk past or chairs we sit in - especially in class - or even teacups we use; the vast majority would not look like it does without him. Throughout the movie we seek to show how he managed to convey our thoughts on how for centuries utter unnecessary and wasteful ornaments and decorations were being used and should be altered. We came to the conclusion that Walter Gropius is a person with a strong will that would not let the fear of failing overcome him. His views were of high importance and shaped our world of today and for this he and Bauhaus itself can be admired and remembered.



Other than the visits of Bauhaus archive in Weimar, Info stands at Siemens city in Berlin and Info stands at Onkel Tom’s Hütte' we used the following sources:





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