Monday, 24 March 2014

History 12-1

Today we began by looking at a secondary source on Italian fascism.  I wanted to give you a chance to practice creating your own marginal notations in support of ones that I gave you.  The source explains in more detail than is possible in a text (a tertiary source) the dynamics involved in Mussolini's rise to power.  It also explains the nature of the violence: I want you to remember that the level of violence in Italy is nowhere near the violence in Germany during Hitler's rise and reign.

I also shared a PPT lesson on the three putsches that occurred in Germany between 1919 and 1923.  We have to remember the level of social dislocation that existed in Germany after the war.  Things around the world were not immediately "business as usual," even in the victorious nations.  The democracy in Germany was very fragile and today's lesson was designed to help you understand that pressures on Ebert's government were coming from many angles.

Finally, I asked that you confirm today's learning by reading DeMarco, pp 80-85 and completing Ex 1-3.

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