GCSE/IB History: The Peace Treaties After WW1

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Sourcework Assignment Pack

A comprehensive pack of sources and questions in the style of GCSE/IGCSE examinations, designed to be printed off at the beginning of the unit and used as homework exercises over the course of several weeks.

Worksheet Unit for GCSE / IB History

The following resources are a completely self-contained scheme of work which remove the need for textbooks.

1. What problems confronted the Big Three at the Versailles Conference?
Easily overlooked, this helps students understand the complex political, economic and social backdrop to the Peace Conference.
2. What were the Aims and Motives of the Big Three?
Designed to be completed through a teacher-led lecture. Also available as a pdf file. There is also a completed teacher copy.
3. The 14 Points [Optional Extension Activity]
An extension or homework task.
4.

The Territorial Terms of the Treaty of Versailles: A Role-Play Exercise
An effective way of getting students to assess not only what did happen, but whether these were the best decisions that could have been reached. A teacher lesson plan is also essential for this exercise. A simpler exercise is available as a pdf file.

5. The Territorial Terms of the Treaty of Versailles: Conclusion
A map-based activity to help students visualise the location of the places discussed in the previous lesson.
6. The Other Terms of the Versailles Treaty: Reparations, Armaments, War Guilt, League of Nations
Students debate the pros and cons of the various decisions taken by comparing them to alternative courses of action.
7. Cartoons about the Treaty of Versailles
Designed to consolidate knowledge and to develop visual reasoning skills.
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Who was happiest with Treaty of Versailles?
Students assess the extent to which each of the Big Three were happy with the terms of the Treaty.

9. Debate: "Was the Treaty too harsh, or not harsh enough?"
Students are placed into groups and use a variety of written sources to marshall an argument.
10. Crossword Test: The Treaty of Versailles
To test factual knowledge.
11. The Treaty of Versailles Summary Sheet
A printable worksheet covering the aims of the Big 3, the decisions reached an an assessment - with a completed teacher copy.
12. Sourcework: The Peace Treaties After World War One [GCSE Level]
Sourcework: The Peace Treaties After World War One [IB Level]
Sourcework assignments for different age groups.
13. The Other Peace Treaties
A "Cut and Paste" exercise which provides students with a one-side summary of the terms and results of the treaties imposed on Germany's allies. Also available as a printable pdf file.

Interactive Quizzes / Activities for GCSE History

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The Treaty of Versailles Role-Play Simulation [interactive]
An artificial intelligence simulation, complete with worksheets. Students choose which member of the Big Three to be in role as, and then try their best to obtain their objectives over a series of rounds of negotiations. A good way of rounding the unit off, introducing it, or revising it!

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Interactive Cartoon Analysis [interactive]
The Peace Treaties after World War One
Analyse a series of cartoons by hovering over details and answering exam-style questions. When you have finished, the computer will provide you with a printout comparing your answer to a model answer. A great way to revise and develop sourcework skills.

3. "Fling the Teacher" Quizzes
The Treaty of Versailles
The Peace Treaties after WW1
4. Keyword Challenge
The Peace Treaties after WW1
5. "Hot Potatoes" Self-Marking Quizzes
Peace Treaties after WW1
6. Flash "Target" Template
The Consequences of World War One
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