Thursday, December 11, 2014

WWI Day 9: A Flawed Peace

Setting The Stage:
The war was over and now the terms of peace had to be worked out.  On January 18, 1919, conference to establish those terms met at the Palace of Versailles.  These talks would be known as the Paris Peace Conference.  Attending this conference were delegates representing 32 countries.  For one year, this would be the scene of vigorous and bitter debate. 

Activities
1.  Introduction to the Paris Peace Conference. 
      a.  Who, what, where, when, and why
The Big Four
(LtoR) George, Orlando, Clemenceau, and Willson
2.  The Big Four
      a.  Who are they? Why are they the figure heads of
           peace?
      b.  Wilson's 14 Points:  Why was there drawback

3.  Students will read pages 858 - 861 and list at least 10 provisions determined at the Paris Peace conference that they feel ultimately led to tensions after the war.  Each student will have to explain why they put each provision on the list.  They will share their findings on the board.
A Flawed Peace: Ten Provisions



Objectives
a.  Explain events that led to the Treaty of Versailles
b.  Identify the effects of the treaty on European powers.

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