Modern History HSC - Core - Power and Authority in the Modern World 1919 - 1946

Lubna Haddad
All things History, teacher training and student workshops.
When democracy fails, dictatorships succeed. How did the Nazi dictatorship (and Russia/Italy/Japan) redefine power and authority in the C20th and make war possible, ag...
Target Audience
Essential for new and existing Modern History teachers to deliver the CORE HSC topic with Nazi Germany as the core study.

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

The course is designed to cover the now core topic of the new Modern History syllabus.


Essential for new and existing Modern History teachers to deliver the CORE HSC topic with Nazi Germany as the core study.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This format is well suited to obtain lots of historical information quickly and comprehensively. It is also a great way to network with other teachers and engage in professional conversations without the distractions of day to day school.

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.


Syllabus changes and Rise of Dictatorships

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session focuses on the syllabus changes for the core HSC topic and ways to approach it.
Followed by an examination of the historical context the post WWI period and the circumstances which led to the creation of dictatoriships in Japan, Italy and Russia.

Nazi Germany to 1939

3 hours

This session will focus through the use of historical sources on the early years of Nazis in power, their mass appeal and gradual Nazification of Germany and its impact. It will include historical debates and teaching/learning/assessment approaches.

Dictatorships versus peace and security

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session will examine the broader goals and threats of Japanese and Nazi dictatorships and the challenges they presented in a world searching for peace and security through the League of Nations.

What To Bring

Writing paper

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About the team

Lubna Haddad


Lubna passionately taught History and Legal Studies for 17 years, marked the HSC as well as SC marking and judging. She has presented at the National AHTA Conference on Leni Riefenstahl and Germany. Lubna worked for 10 years as Head of HSIE, and was heavily involved with teacher training and mentoring, particularly focused on curriculum and assessment implementation and differentiation. Most recently, Lubna focused on students’ essay writing and HOT skills and runs HSC revision seminars, skills workshops and online tutoring.
Currently, Lubna is working at the Independent Education Union (NSW/ACT) and is part of Educational Issues and Women’s committees.