Author(s): Greg Lacey & Keith Shephard
Following the success of "Discovering the Past" for Key Stage 3, a series that won the TES Textbook Award in 1993, "Schools History Project" has created this series for GCSE.
Greg Lacey is an experienced examiner and now works as an examinations officer for a major awarding body Keith Shephard is a Head of History in Devon
Part 1 Germany and the Weimar Republic: why was Germany such an important country between 1871 and 1918?; the revolution of 1918 - a real revolution or not?; why did the Germans hate the Treaty of Versailles?; the Weimar constitution - did it make the Republic weak?; how complete was the recovery of 1924-29?. Part 2 Hitler's rise to power: who were the Nazis - what were their beliefs?; what happened in the Beer-Hall Putsch?; how far did the Depression win the Nazis' support?; the rise of the Nazis - the role of Hitler; why did people support the Nazis? - the experience of one town; why was Hitler invited to become Chancellor in 1933?; who was to blame for the Reichstag Fire?; the end of the Weimar Republic - why was it so easy for Hitler to gain power?; the Weimar Republic - was it doomed from the start?. Part 3 Nazi Germany in war and peace: what did the Nazis think was wrong with Weimar?; how did Hitler consolidate power?; how did the State Police work?; how popular was Nazism with the young?; were women second-class citizens?; did the workers do well under the Nazis?; was religion a problem for the Nazis?; how did the Nazis use propaganda?; were the 1936 Olympics a success for the Nazis?; "the most horrible crime ever committed" - how? why?; who opposed Hitler?; how did the war change life in Germany?. Part 4 Hitler's foreign policy: Hitler's foreign policy - were his ideas different from those of other Germans?; the Hossbach memorandum - does it prove Hitler was preparing for war?; the Munich agreement - was it a success or a failure for Hitler?; why did Hitler make an agreement with his greatest enemy?.