I have included two separate ways to complete this activity.
Option 1: Have students look over the information provided about the Aims of the Big Four at the Paris Peace Conference. Once they have reviewed the information, they are to give each leader a grade on their plan for peace and answer some analysis questions. Then students look at provisions of the Treaty of Versailles and answer some reflection questions.
Option 2: This option is for more advanced students. In a Jigsaw method, students will each be assigned a Big Four Leader. Once students have their leader, they will form groups and research what their leader and people of their countries wanted to happen as a result of WWI. Example: All students with Woodrow Wilson will come together and research and fill in the table about what he and Americans wanted as a result of the war. Once students have researched they will then form new groups - Each new group will have a Big Four Leader and they will have to compromise and negotiate as if the were drafting the Treaty. I have included a brainstorming sheet, guiding questions and a treaty template for them to formulate their treaty. When I do this activity, students do not yet know what the Treaty of Versailles did, so once they have come up with their own treaty, I have them compare theirs to the actual treaty. My students usually like this activity because they get to work in groups and they also like to see if what they came up with matches the Treaty of Versailles.
Included in the File:
- Word Copy of Documents (EDITABLE)
- PDF Copy
- PDF of the Aims of the participants (Students can use to read and research if they do not have access to the internet)
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