The Cunning History Teacher’s IB History Topic 3 lesson plans provide a comprehensive and engaging study of the history of Europe, covering key events, movements, and figures that have shaped the continent over the past century. One of the central units of study within this topic is the period of diplomacy in Europe between 1919 and 1945, which saw the rise of totalitarian regimes, the outbreak of World War II, and the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.
The lesson plans for the unit on Europe and the First World War, which covers the period from 1871 to 1918, are designed to help students understand the causes and consequences of the war, as well as the major events and key figures that shaped it. The lessons also examine the impact of the war on the political and social landscape of Europe, and how it laid the groundwork for the conflicts that would follow.
The unit on Imperial Russia, Revolution and the establishment of the Soviet Union (1855-1924) provides a detailed examination of the key figures, events, and ideologies that shaped the fall of the Tsarist regime and the rise of the communist government. The lessons are designed to help students understand the significance of the revolution of 1917 and the establishment of the Soviet Union on the world.
The unit on Interwar Domestic Developments in European States (1918-1939) covers the political, economic, and social developments that took place in Europe between World War I and World War II. The lessons are designed to help students understand the rise of fascist and communist ideologies, the impact of the Great Depression, and the increasing tensions between different European states that ultimately led to the outbreak of World War II.
All of the lesson plans provided by The Cunning History Teacher are designed to be interactive and engaging, making use of primary source materials, simulations and group discussions to help students understand and engage with the material. The lessons are also aligned with the IB History curriculum, ensuring that students are well-prepared for their exams. Whether you are a student, teacher, or simply interested in European history, The Cunning History Teacher’s IB History Topic 3 History of Europe lesson plans provide a wealth of information and insight into one of the most fascinating and complex periods in world history.