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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.
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.
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!
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.
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4. GCSE History: The Peace Treaties After WW1
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Births (1400 years ago today): 616 - Javanshir, King of Caucasian Albania (d. 680)
Births (100 years ago today): 1916 - Peter Finch, English-Australian actor (d. 1977)
Births (50 years ago today): 1966 - Scott Adams, American football player (d. 2013)
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1966 - André Breton, French author and poet (b. 1896)
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Model Essay: To what extent were conflicting views about Germany the main cause of the Cold War up to 1949?
Cold War Historiography
A revision summary grid of historiographical terms