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Course Description

Nazi and other dictatorships redefined power and authority in the C20th. The day covers programming and content hacks, extensive range of sources and assessment ideas.

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

The Rise of Dictators


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

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Hello... and welcome to the new syllabus core topic

    • Hi, I’m Lubna

    • Syllabus changes - observations and thoughts

  • 2


    • Peace treaties and consequences

    • Importance of Versailles

    • Resources and Sources

    • Survey Quiz

  • 3

    Rise of dictatorships after World War I

    • Conditions and features of dictatorships

    • Conditions that give rise to dictatorships - seminar

    • Overview of dictatorships

    • Features of dictatorship - seminar

    • Japan's dictatorship

    • Japan's dictatorship - seminar

    • Resources and sources

    • Rise of Dictatorships Quiz

  • 4

    The Nazi Regime to 1939 - Part I

    • Collapse of Weimar democracy and the rise of the Nazi Party

    • Weimar and the Nazis - seminar

    • Teaching with sources - seminar

    • Resources and sources

    • Consolidation of the Nazi Party 1933-34

    • Consolidation and ideology - seminar

    • The Nazi Regime Pt 1 - Quiz

  • 5

    The Nazi Regime to 1939 - Part II

    • Nazi power and authority

    • Role of prominent individuals - seminar

    • Methods of control - seminar

    • Impact of Nazi regime - seminar

    • Opposition to Nazism

    • Opposition to Nazism - seminar

    • Resources and sources

    • Nazi Regime Pt 2 - Quiz

  • 6

    The search for peace and security

    • Germany's ambitions

    • Japan's ambitions

    • League of Nations and United Nations

    • Search for Peace and Security - seminar

    • Resources and Sources

    • Search for peace and security - Quiz

  • 7

    Additional Resources

    • Resources

  • 8

    How to...

    • Sources - teaching and learning and assessment

    • HSC Examinations

  • 9

    Quiz time

    • Power and Authority Revision

  • 10

    Course Feedback

    • Course feedback


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).

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