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Why was the Wall Street Crash a turning point in German history?

Activities  Resources
Watch video BBC People's Century '1929: Breadline'. Make notes outlining the international consequences of the Wall Street Crash.  In addition to the video the PBS website gives a summary of the programme, soundfile extracts and some interesting questions to consider. 
Explain (i) the long-term and short-term causes of the Wall Street Crash (ii) the consequences of the Wall Street Crash on the world (use the video notes to help you here) and (iii) the consequences of the Great Depression on Germany. Mason (134-5) Grey and Little (31)

See this excellent diagram from SchoolHistory
Read Brooman 46-51. From the unemployment figures data on page 46 (Source 1) and the electoral data on page 51 (Source 4) draw a graph in Excel to show the relationship between unemployment and political success in Germany between 1928 and 1933.

Then answer Questions 1 and 2 on page 51.

Brooman Germany 1914-45 (46-51)

How to draw a double 'y axis' graph using Excel by Melissa based on a Zhenia original. See Kayleigh's graph from 2004 (printable in 'landscape' format only.)