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Treaty of Versailles Lesson Plan: Roots of Global Conflict and the Rise of World War II

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The delegations signing the Treaty of Versailles in the Hall of Mirrors. This photograph was captured by Helen Johns Kirtland (1890-1979) and Lucian Swift Kirtland (died 1965)

Grade Level Grades 10-12
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan

About This Lesson

Unlock the secrets of the Treaty of Versailles with this dynamic and comprehensive lesson plan, perfect for grades 10-12! Designed to captivate students and deepen their understanding of one of history's most pivotal moments, this lesson goes beyond the basics to explore the far-reaching impacts of the Treaty of Versailles, including its role in sparking World War II and shaping modern geopolitics.

Use this Treaty of Versailles lesson plan to help students:

  • Understand the key terms and conditions of the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Analyze how the Treaty of Versailles contributed to the rise of World War II.
  • Draw parallels between the Treaty of Versailles and contemporary global issues.
  • Discuss the treatment of Japan in the Treaty of Versailles and its consequences.
  • Engage in critical discussions and debates on the impact of historical treaties.

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Treaty of Versailles Lesson Plan.pdf

Lesson Plan
June 20, 2024
74.42 KB

Guiding Questions for the Treaty of Versailles.pdf

Handout
June 20, 2024
58.46 KB
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