Ch 43: WEST History: The History of Germany

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons and quizzes to enhance your knowledge of the early history of Germany. You will need to be familiar with this topic to successfully answer questions found on the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST) History exam.

WEST History: The History of Germany - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons are designed to provide a brief but informative education about the early unification of the nation-states that formed Germany and major events in Germany's history during the 19th and 20th centuries. You will study mainly key figures and wars that impacted this country. With a firm grasp of this material, you should be able to demonstrate the following and be prepared to take the WEST History exam:

  • Explaining the causes of the Franco-Prussian War that led to the unification of Germany
  • Detailing the decisions of the Berlin Conference that affected the colonization of Africa by Germany and other countries
  • Describing the events leading up to the Holocaust
  • Providing details about Nazi persecution and death camps
  • The events of Germany's unification

Easy-to-follow narrative text and illustrations make learning this material engaging and fun. You can take the self-assessment quizzes found at the end of each lesson as often as needed to reinforce what you've learned and to practice taking the actual WEST History exam.

WEST History: The History of Germany Objectives

The WEST History exam is one of nearly 30 endorsement exams used by the state of Washington to assess new and existing teachers for certification purposes. A Basic WEST exam is used to test teachers on fundamental concepts in reading, writing and math. Endorsements can be added to new or current teaching certificates.

The History of Germany chapter can help you with questions found in the second domain of the WEST History exam, which covers world history. This domain accounts for 36% of the entire test. Other domains address U.S. history and social studies concepts. The WEST History exam is computer-based and contains 110 multiple choice questions.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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