Ch 20: AP European History - The Rise of Fascism: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Rise of Fascism unit of this AP European History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about European fascism prior to World War II. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP European History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the rise of fascism. There is no faster or easier way to learn about European fascism prior to World War II. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about German and Italian fascism and how Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini came to power.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Rise of Fascism unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Rise of Fascism Unit Objectives:

  • Summarize the defining characteristics of fascism in Western Europe.
  • Describe how Benito Mussolini established a fascist-corporatist government.
  • Explain the spread of fascism in Germany under Hitler.
  • Discuss the fall of Western democracies prior to World War II.
  • Understand the influence of foreign governments in the Spanish Civil War.

5 Lessons in Chapter 20: AP European History - The Rise of Fascism: Homeschool Curriculum
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Fascism: Characteristics, History & Rise

1. Fascism: Characteristics, History & Rise

Nearly all fascist governments exhibit three basic tenets: authoritarianism, nationalism, and xenophobia. Explore these concepts, the history and rise of fascism, and examples from Hitler's regime in Germany.

The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

2. The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

Benito Mussolini was the leader of the Fascist Party in Italy in the early 1900s. Learn background facts about Italian fascism, what Italy was like under fascism, a timeline of Mussolini's rise to power, and the fall of fascism.

German Fascism Under Hitler

3. German Fascism Under Hitler

The rise of fascism in Germany after World War I was driven by Nazi leader, Adolph Hitler, who promised to make the country great again while focusing blame for an economic depression that gripped the country on the Jews. Explore the rise of Nazi fascism in Germany under Hitler, the resulting horrors of the Holocaust, and review the events that led to the end of the Third Reich.

The Fall of Western Democracies: Nations, Events & Replacement Governments

4. The Fall of Western Democracies: Nations, Events & Replacement Governments

The fall of Western democracies and the ensuing replacement governments that came to be would help to cause or be the fall out of WWII. Learn more about the rise of fascism in Italy, Germany and Spain and the spread of communism.

The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline

5. The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline

Civil war broke out in Spain in 1936 between nationalists and socialists, which resulted in a fascist dictatorship that persisted through the 1970s. Learn the context of 1930s Spain, and how the aftermath of the conflict influenced foreign power balances, leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

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