Ch 12: Between the World Wars (1919-1939) Lesson Plans

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The Between the World Wars (1919-1939) chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the period between World War I and World War II in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Between the World Wars (1919-1939) chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayGrowth in Democracy and the Weimar Republic Post-World War I political developments in established and new countries, particularly in Eastern Europe; establishment, history and end of the Weimar Republic in Germany
TuesdayEvents in Asia, India and Turkey between the World Wars Mahatma Gandhi and the movement for India's independence; Mustafa Kemal and the Turkish War of Independence; Chinese civil war and Japanese aggression
WednesdayThe Great Depression Economic causes of the Great Depression, including the Wall Street Crash of 1929; response of America, Britain and France to the Great Depression, including policy decisions
ThursdayRise of Fascism and Nazism in Italy and Germany History of Benito Mussolini's fascist government in Italy; overview of Adolph Hitler's Third Reich in Germany, including its collapse
FridayThe Soviet Union and Spanish Civil WarTotalitarian leadership of Joseph Stalin, including economic policies and political purges; the Republican-Socialist conflict in Franco's Spain, including interference of foreign countries

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: Between the World Wars (1919-1939) Lesson Plans
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Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

1. Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

In this lesson we briefly discuss the end of WWI and explore the proliferation of new states that occurred with the collapse of several central and eastern European empires.

The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

2. The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the Weimar Republic, the democratic government which governed Germany in between World War I and the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler.

Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars

3. Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars

In this lesson, we explore the resistance movements to western colonialism in both Turkey and India. Though both experienced colonialism via extremely different circumstances, both exhibited nationalist movements that opposed foreign rule.

The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

4. The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the Great Depression and the economic trends and practices that caused the greatest economic meltdown in the history of the world.

Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

5. Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

In this lesson, we explore the greatest economic catastrophe of the 20th century, the Great Depression, as well as U.S., British, and French responses to the crisis.

Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

6. Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

In this lesson, we discuss Japan and China and the disparate fortunes of the two nations during the interwar period, including Japanese military aggression toward China.

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

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

In this lesson, we explore the rise of fascism in interwar Italy, as led by Il Duce, Benito Mussolini. Mussolini's oppressive, totalitarian regime fell during WWII.

The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

8. The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

In this lesson, we explore the brutal rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, from 1928 to 1953. Stalin radically transformed the economy of the Soviet Union, while also terrorizing its people.

Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

9. Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the rise of Hitler's Third Reich, its domination of German society in the 1930s, and the world war it began which eventually led to its downfall.

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

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

In this lesson, we explore the Spanish Civil War that broke out between nationalists and socialists in Spain in the 1930s. In the aftermath, General Francisco Franco instituted a fascist dictatorship.

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