Unit 1 Twentieth Century History 1900 – 1945
This unit studies aspects of life in the first half of the twentieth century, using
the Russian Revolution and Nazi Germany as focus areas. The course looks
at the crisis of the Russian Revolution and conflicts which arose during its
development. It also looks at the changing patterns of daily life which resulted
from the rise of Nazism in Germany, and how forms of cultural expression
such as film, music, dance and literature reflected and explored these
Outcome 1
Crisis and conflict in the development of the Russian Revolution
Outcome 2
Social life in Nazi Germany
Outcome 3
Historical context and cultural expression
Assessment tasks:
1. Written evaluation of Lenin’s role in the Russian Revolution.
2. Oral presentation on an aspect of social life in Nazi Germany.
3. Research essay on a form of cultural expression.

Unit 1 Twentieth Century History 1900 – 1945