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Germany pre 1918 & the end of WW1

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Germany Pre 1918 & the end of WW1

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Germany pre 1918 & the end of WW1

  1. 1. What was Germany like Pre1918? Learning Objectives: • To understand keywords for the Germany Unit • To identify the key characteristics of the German nation and its people pre-World War I • To develop a profile of Kaiser Wilhelm? How did we let this happen?
  2. 2. LO: To understand keywords for the Germany Unit Starter: Match the Key words to the definitions Kaiser Autocracy Abdicate Democracy Republic Constitution Weimar Republic President Friedrich Ebert Reichstag Chancellor Dictator Fuhrer To give up the throne A country not governed by a monarch A set of rules on how a country is run The German parliament The German Prime Minister King Head of state and government When just 1 person has all the power A government that is elected First President of the Weimar Republic The government in Germany after WW1 Someone who rules anyway they like What Hitler called himself
  3. 3. Germany Pre 1918 LO: To identify the key characteristics of the German nation and its people pre-WW I What makes a country great?
  4. 4. Germany Pre 1918 LO: To identify the key characteristics of the German nation and its people pre-WW I Research – Application - Prioritizing Information Using the internet / textbook to help you explain why Germany was a great nation pre 1914. Which factor is the most important in making a nation great? Diet & Welfare Industry Was German a great country? Education Government Empire Art & Culture
  5. 5. The Creation of Germany LO: To identify the key characteristics of the German nation and its people pre-WW I • Before 1871 the area we call Germany had been made up of many separate states, Prussia was the largest and strongest and united all these German states into the German Reich (empire). • From 1888 Kaiser Wilhelm II was in charge and he had a lot of power, he could appoint or dismiss the Chancellor and get rid of the parliament (Reichstag)
  6. 6. Who was Kaiser Wilhelm II? LO: To identify the key characteristics of the German nation and its people pre-WW I • You are a secret agent for the British Government and have been commissioned to write a profile of the Kaiser. o Background o Personal Qualities o How did he run Germany? Write all your key points down as individual bullet points

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