Power and Authority



Join Power and Authority in the Modern World co-author Brad Kelly for this 5.5 hour, self-paced online course Power and Authority in the Modern World Online. 

Each of the 6 modules is framed around an enquiry question to help you and your students develop a deeper understanding of the forces that led to the overthrow of the Weimar Republic, the rise of the Nazi Party and the Nazi social and political revolution inside Germany.





Secure your understanding of the Modern History Core with Brad Kelly, co-author of Power and Authority in the Modern World. In this 5.5 hour course, you will gain insights into the rise of Nazi Germany in light of the failures of the post-World War I settlement. You will make the connections necessary in order to help your students better understand why and how the Nazis emerged and what drew people to them. You will develop an appreciation of why German democracy collapsed and explain the political, legal, economic and cultural transformation of German society under Nazism.

In this course you will learn: 

  • The peace treaties that ended World War I and the tension between settling old scores and securing peace in the world.
  • The political challenges inside Germany and the economic challenges from outside Germany during the early Weimar period.
  • How the Nazi Party was able to exploit the resentments of the 1920s and its role in the eventual collapse of democracy in Germany.
  • The Nazi consolidation of power in the period 1933-1934.
  • How the Nazis were able to implement their worldview in Germany through various means of control.
  • Exploring the successes and failures of the Nazi Party in reshaping German society.

If you have any questions about access, please email Brad at bradkelly@cornerstoneteacherlearning.com.au