A three-lesson pack which encourages GCSE students to make links between the various methods of control employed by the Nazis in the 1930s, which helps students to plan and write an essay. In this case, they tackle an OCR Modern World 10-mark question, but this could easily be adapted for your exam board. I have provided an engaging starter, evidence, a Venn diagram and an essay planning sheet, as well as model answers and a mark scheme.
1. Mystery images: How many can students remember if they only get a short time to view them? What connects the images? All are ways in which the Nazis controlled the German people
2. Match sources from the evidence pack (separate PowerPoint) to the images on Slide 2, to make students study the sources carefully
3. Print Slide 4 so that students can annotate the images with details from the evidence pack
4. Plenary: find links between the images on Slide 2, and decide which is the most important method of control
Slide 5: print writing frame for students and enable them plan an essay answer, using evidence from the source pack to build paragraphs
Students write essay, and use the model answers of varying quality to help them better their own, once marked. Alternatively, students could assess the model answers before writing their own version.