A cooperative learning activity that asks students first to brainstorm criteria for what constitutes success of a political event. Students are then given 7 statements of fact about the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch and are asked to categorize them into successes and failures (from Hitler's point of view). Students are then asked to discuss whether or not the Beer Hall Putsch was a success or failure for Hitler and the Nazis. This activity should be followed by a reading that details the outcomes of the Beer Hall Putsch and how it compelled Hitler to change from illegal to legal tactics, thus creating the need for a national, mass movement. This activity was designed as a cooperative learning activity for an IB Year 1 class but could be adapted for use with younger grades or as an individual assignment.