Assignment is a short document based activity that has students explore different examples of instability in the Weimar Republic. For each primary or secondary source document, students identify whether it is showing an example of political, economic, or social instability and then summarize the main idea of each. The first document is filled out as an example for students. By the end of part 1, students should have seven main examples of instability in the Weimar Republic. For Part 2, students fill out a three part Venn diagram with details from the documents.
This is a good introductory assignment for any unit discussing the effects of WWI and the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of the Nazis, or the causes of World War II.