Course title:
What Led to World War II? with Mark Barnard
Tutor:
Mark Barnard
Course ID:
C2345525
Start date:
09/11/2021
End date:
21/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 09 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Tue 16 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Tue 23 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Tue 30 Nov 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Tue 07 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Tue 14 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Tue 21 Dec 2021 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 7
Total number of classroom hours: 14
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 14
Date
Tue 09 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 16 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 23 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 30 Nov 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 07 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 14 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 21 Dec 2021
Times
13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
7
Total number of classroom hours:
14
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
14
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
WEA
The Mill
Lodge Lane
Derby
DE1 3HB
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£57.40 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
- No skills or experience needed - This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
Course aim:
Beginning with Poland’s pursuit of independence, this course explores how Germany, Britain and France became involved in the most destructive war in history, outlining the concerns and circumstances that determined their road to war.
Course description:
Unlike the First World War, the Second’s origins are virtually incontestable. Beginning with Poland, this course examines how Germany, Britain and France’s recourse to war was determined by their own agendas and discusses appeasement in the context of Churchill's statement ‘It could have been prevented […] but no one would listen’.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Examine the significance of the ‘Polish Corridor’ and why Poland was the first state to stand-up to Hitler.
2. Explain why there was such a widespread sense of German injustice in the wake of the Treaty of Versailles and why was Germany’s invasion of Poland presented as a legitimate action.
3. Discuss whether Britain was allegedly ‘sanely selfish’ and why the country’s patience ran out with Germany.
4. Identify the dilemma of French foreign policy and why the country feared a repeat of history.
5. Understand the alternative interpretations of the policy of appeasement and the different motivations for it in Britain and France.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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Support

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk