The Rise of the Dicators

Course Description

The course is designed to cover the now core topic of the new Modern History syllabus.


Essential for new and existing Modern History teachers to deliver the CORE HSC topic with Nazi Germany as the focus study.

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

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Syllabus Changes and Rise of Dictatorships

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session focuses on the syllabus changes for the core HSC topic and ways to approach it.

This is followed by an examination of the historical context the post WWI period and the circumstances which led to the creation of dictatorships in Japan, Italy and Russia.

Nazi Germany to 1939

3 hours

This session will focus through the use of historical sources on the early years of Nazis in power, their mass appeal and gradual Nazification of Germany and its impact. It will include historical debates and teaching/learning/assessment approaches.

Dictatorships versus peace and security

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session will examine the broader goals and threats of Japanese and Nazi dictatorships and the challenges they presented in a world searching for peace and security through the League of Nations.

What To Bring


Writing paper

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Modern History HSC - Core - Power and Authority in the Modern World 1919 - 1946 will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Venue Information


Club York Sydney
Level 2, 99 York St
NSW 2000


Club York is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club. Take the lift to Level 2. A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay. Middle of CBD.

Public Transport

5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.  

Buses from George or York Streets.  Market Street is the closest stop.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.


Available underneath the Club.  Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).

Parking Rates

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.


Lubna Haddad

Lubna Haddad

Lubna taught History and Legal Studies passionately for 17 years, marked the HSC and oversaw SC marking and judging. She also worked for 10 years as Head of HSIE, and loved being involved in teacher training and mentoring, particularly focused on curriculum and assessment implementation. More recently, Lubna focused on students’ essay writing and HOT skills and runs HSC revision seminars, and online tutoring and mentoring.

Currently, Lubna is focused on developing additional Modern History courses, face-to-face and online, and is proudly assisting teachers and support staff through her work at the Independent Education Union (NSW/ACT).