The Treaty of Versailles Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- This is a 14 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 29 questions based on a tutorial video and the website: onehourhistory.com
Students will begin this assignment by watching the tutorial video:Paris Peace Conference and Treaty of Versailles. The video will introduce the time period and go over the key themes and events of the time. The victorious allied nations, their representatives at the Paris Peace Conference, and each nations goals for the conference are reviewed. The terms of the Treaty of Versailles are then discussed- German war guilt, the loss of territory/colonies, reduction of the German military, and reparations. German outrage- which would help lead to the rise of Hitler is also discussed. The video concludes by reviewing the changed map of Europe following the Treaty of Versailles. Following the video, students will read an online article about the treaty. The League of Nations, demilitarization of the Rhineland, as well as most of the topics from the video are all covered. The article then goes over each nations reaction to the Treaty of Versailles- Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, and the United States. The failure of the United States to ratify the treaty is also explained as is how the treaty laid the groundwork for World War II.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.