Explore Germany's experiment in democracy in the 1920s, a time of creativity and free expression as well as anxiety and fear that ended with the rise of the Nazis.
Students read fictional biographies of German citizens and make hypotheses about the citizens' voting choices in the Weimar elections.
Examine the rights, protections, and democratic aspirations in the constitution of Germany’s newly formed democracy, the Weimar Republic.
Consider why paramilitary groups such as the Freikorps formed in the aftermath of World War I in Germany.
Learn about the refugee crisis that developed in the immediate aftermath of World War I.
Learn what defined the “new woman” in Weimar Germany and read about society's resistance to women’s changing roles in politics and the workforce.