unit banner

Unit 5: Crisis and Change

Lesson B: Global Effects of a Total War

Activity 7: The Treaty of Versailles - A Plan for Peace

In January 1919, representatives from 32 countries met in Paris to work out the treaty to end World War I. The Treaty of Versailles, named for the palace outside Paris where it was signed, took nearly six months of bitter debate to negotiate. Many of the participants were angry about the destruction the war had caused. They wanted to punish Germany, and they produced a treaty that placed the blame for the war on Germany.

Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace [1]

image of mini lesson screen

Presentation Activity - The Treaty of Versailles

Mini Lesson Presentation Mini Lesson

Before you view the presentation:

Download Icon Download the Student Resource: The Treaty of Versailles Graphic Organizer (doc) and complete the questions as you view the presentation about the Treaty of Versailles.

View the presentation:

Select the play button to learn about The Treaty of Versailles.

Mini Presentation

❖  ❖  ❖  ❖  ❖  ❖  ❖  ❖  ❖

Page Notes:

[1] Source: This image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Versailles_Palace.jpg is licensed with Creative Commons Attribution. Attribution: Eric Pouhier.