International School History - European Schools - S6 4 hour option

S6 4hr History Last update - 07 May 2023 Official European School History S6 Syllabus: English, French, German
Europe and the World from the end of the 19th Century to 1945.



europe and the Europeans in wwII

S6 4 period

12 lessons

1.  What were the different forms of occupation during WWII?


2.  Why did some people collaborate, while others resisted Nazi occupation?


3.   How did WWII transform daily life?


·    How did the Nazis take over Europe? What were the phases of WWII?

·    What did it mean to be an occupied country? What were the different forms of occupation?  

·    Neutrality during the war - reality or myth?

·    What were the different types of collaboration and why?

·    Why did resistance take so many forms?

·    How did daily life change across Europe in occupied and none-occupied countries?

·    What was the impact of Nazi racial and ideological policies?


Key Words

Blitzkrieg, Occupation, Collaboration, Puppet Government, General Government, Nazi ‘New Order’,  Terror, Neutrality, Dependent State, Ustaše, Resistance, Partisan, White Rose, Anti-Semitism, Persecution, Genocide, Home Front, Bombing, Rationing, Censorship


Possible Reference Points

Start WWII (1939),  Vichy Regime (1940), The Blitz (1940-1),  ‘Nacht und Nebel’ Order (1941), Operation Barbarossa (1941),  Babi Yar (1941), Lidice (1942), Warsaw Rising (1944), Dutch Famine (1944)

Syllabus Links

Europe 2 • Europe 4 • 6.4D6.4E6.4G


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