The Great War Comes To An End with The Treaty of Versailles
The Great War finally came to an end on November 11, 1918 on what became known as Armistice Day (Veterans Day in US after WWII). When all was settled there were approximately 37 million casualties of the fighting; 17 million of them deaths. The total number of deaths includes about 10 million military personnel and about 7 million civilians. So...what was it all for, who was to blame, how could another conflict be prevented? The major powers of the world arrived at the Palace of Versailles in France to figure that out.
XP=4 Objectives: 1. Analyze the Versailles Peace Conference to determine what the terms and each nation hoped to gain as a result of fighting. 2. Evaluate the treaty of Versailles and decide if it succeeded or failed.
Assessment: 1.Why was Germany held solely responsible for The Great War, do you agree? What evidence was there to support this position? 2. How did the Treaty change the face and boundaries of European Nations and Empires? 3. How did Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points differ from the the desires of the European Leaders? 4. In what ways did the Treaty of Versailles Punish Germany? 5. Did the Treaty of Versailles succeed or fail in creating a better world, was it a fair and equitable agreement? Provide three pieces of evidence from the text to support your position. a. Your response must be at least two paragraphs long b. Contain an objective thesis statement c. Include three pieces of evidence from your text and explanations.