Germany During the Great Inflation

Germany During the Great Inflation

Germany’s Great Inflation during the interwar years was a significant period in the country’s history, with far-reaching consequences for the German people. This lesson plan, designed for modern history classes, provides an overview of the Great Inflation and its impact on the German people through the use of written primary sources.

The lesson begins with a brief introduction to the impact inflation had on the German people during the time of the Weimar Republic. Students will then engage with written primary sources, such as personal diaries and other personal reflections. This will allow students to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the Great Inflation on everyday life for different groups of people living in Germany during this time in history.

One of the major focuses of the lesson will be on evaluating the impact of the Great Inflation on pensioners, workers, retirees, and the average German citizen. Students will analyse primary sources to understand how the skyrocketing prices affected the purchasing power of these groups and how they adapted to the economic conditions.

Throughout the lesson, students will develop critical thinking skills as they analyse primary sources, engage in class discussions, and reflect on their own learning. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the historical context and the impact of the Great Inflation on the German people.

This lesson plan provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the Great Inflation and its impact on the German people. By analysing primary sources, students will gain a deeper understanding of the historical context and the perspectives of different groups of people. Additionally, the use of primary sources allows students to develop critical thinking skills, making the lesson particularly effective in bringing history to life in the classroom.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include a critical analysis of primary sources along with comprehension and writing tasks.
Estimated lessons:2.
Ages14-18 years.
Format Word Document.

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