Germany 1919-1947

Nazi Germany in a nutshell
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Understand the main reasons as to how Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and subsequently established a dictatorship by 1934
Understand how life for German people changed between 1933 and 1939 with particular reference to the lives of young people, Christians, women, "undesirables" and workers
Understand what life was like during the Second World War in Germany


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Section 1: Have you ever wondered how Adolf Hitler became leader of Germany, then you are about to find out. How did a man who was such a "down and out" in the 1920's become the "Fuhrer" of the German Nation and its people?

Section 2: Hitler and the Nazi's made huge changes to German life. In this unit, you will explore how Hitler effected the life of women, the young, Christians and the Jews.

Section 3: The war started well for Germany but by 1943, the tide had turned. In this unit, you will discover how Hitler lost the war from a position of seeming victory. Furthermore, you will develop an understanding of how life on the homefront in Germany seemed to go from bad to worse for many of its citizens.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for anyone with an interest in History!
  • Do you want to refresh your knowledge or are you starting from scratch? Either way, this course is for you


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Thomas Rogers
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I'm Tom Rogers, a passionate and experienced educator from the UK.

I started my professional teaching career as a High School teacher in 2007 and went on to become a Head of Department in 2013. In September 2016, I took up the role of Head of History at O Castro British International School in Vigo, Spain. In January 2019, I became an assistant headteacher for teaching and learning. I'm now back in the UK.

I have founded, organised and co-hosted #TMHistoryIcons, the only national TeachMeet for History teachers in the UK. Its inaugural meeting took place in March 2016 in Chester and was attended by more than 100 teachers. The second event took place in April 2017, the third in April 2018 and the latest in April 2019. The "teachmeet icons" franchise has now expanded to include Maths, English, Science and Geography strands, becoming one of the most significant grassroots teacher movements in the UK.

I currently write a column for the TES, the largest educational publication in the UK. 

I am the director of RogersHistory, an online educational platform which was used by more than 100 schools and 1000 students in the last academic year. My youtube channel supports students to achieve their academic goals and has accrued 100,000 views. I am followed by more than 30,000 educators (and others) on twitter.

I try to bring my passion for teaching and learning into all my Udemy courses. The way in which my courses are planned reflects my current professional role and subject expertise. 

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