WALT: Why was Resistance to the Nazis so weak 1933-39? WILFs: Can identify (D) and explain (C) 5 reasons why there wasn't much opposition to the Nazis 33-39..... can describe the different forms of opposition which did present themselves (C)... can evaluate what BEST explains why there was so little resistance in these years (A)
Lesson Development 1. Starter: Pair up then Rally robin a list of reasons in answer to today's WALT. Read pages 76-81 in your textbook to help Table Stand and Share until we have 5 different reasons
2. Study the PPT on Resistance 1933-39 and add to your lists. Also make a note of different types of opposition/resistance in these years
3. Promenade a new partner and discuss the different types of opposition 1933-39 4. Change partners and now discuss what BEST explains why opposition was so weak between 1933-39 5. Stand and Share x3
WALT: How and why did War change the nature and extent of opposition to the Nazis 1939-45? WILFs: Can describe and explain the rise of more serious opposition.... including Youth, White Rose, Military Plots, Political etc. (C-B).... Can suggest valid reasons why there wasn't more opposition (B)... Can assess why opposition remain quite weak in a sustained judgement (A)
Lesson Starter: Read these pages then using your textbooks to help you complete and print the exercise linked HERE
1. Study the PPT - how did opposition change in the 1940's? Take detailed individual notes on each type of resistance 2. Quiz Quiz Trade 3. Watch the clip of Youth Opposition below. Take notes on how and why Youth opposition intensified in the 1940's 4. Share your notes on your tables
6. Now watch the clip on the White Rose Movement - who were they and why and how did they resist?
7. Table Share your notes
Homework - 1. Download the document on resistance to the Nazis in the 1940's. it contains basic notes - extend it as best you can using all that you have learnt today 2. Watch the first half of the clip below on the Stauffenberg Bomb Plot - take detailed notes
Possible examination questions on this topic include: 1. Who were the main opposition groups? 2. Why was there so little resistance/opposition to the Nazis? 3. Why did opposition increase as the war progressed? You may also be asked about resistance in a general question on another topic e.g. In the middle of a question on youth or women you may be asked "did all youths/women support the Nazis?"
Complete the following revision tasks to prepare yourself for the exam
Using the Link buttons 1. Take detailed notes on the following opposition groups Political - communists/SD's Student - The White Rose Movement Church opposition Youth Opposition Jewish Opposition Military Resistance
2. Consider why there was so little opposition to the Nazis - prepare revision cards which emphasise the role of terror/fear and how opposition was treated, the "silent majority" and the relative prosperity the Nazis brought 3.Complete the interactive revision materials linked from this page
Student Opposition to the Nazis
extensive notes on Church opposition
Opposition from the Left
How the Jews resisted the Nazis
How the Jews resisted the Nazis
How Non Jews resisted the Nazis
All you need to know about the Stauffenberg bomb plot
All you need to know about the Red Orchestra
Interactive Revision Materials
Youth opposition to the Nazis
This question gives you a model answer for why opposition increased as the war progressed!!
Why was there so little opposition to the Nazis?
Related interactive revision materials from project GCSE
Rather difficult test of what you know written by my students!