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Title: World War I League of Nations

Date: October 1, 2014



Write down the
Essential Question.
(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?
(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?
I can predict with absolute
certainty that within another
generation there will be
another world war if the
nations of the world do not
concert the method by which
to prevent it. Woodrow
Wilson

TWS Why do you think
Wilson felt the way he did?

(provide historical evidence from
past classroom discussions to
support your answer.)
Wilson and others believed
treaty was too harsh
Especially on Germany

Some thought it was a sell-out to imperialism.
Britain and France got more colonies from Germany,
became more powerful

Some did not like the new national boundaries
Divided ethnic groups and placed them in with groups they
differed from
Make a prediction: Why do you think the U.S. opposed the
Versailles Treaty?

(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?
At the Paris Peace Conference, President
Wilson presented his 14 points to Congress

First 5 points were what Wilson thought had
to be addressed to prevent another war:

1. No secret treaties
2. Freedom of the seas should be maintained by all
3. Lower tariffs to foster trade
4. Arms should be lowered
5. Colonial policies should consider the interests of the
colonial peoples and interest of occupying power

(1.2.f, 1.2.g) SWBAT
identify and analyze
the strengths and
weaknesses of the
Treaty of Versailles.

DOL: Given an exit
card (80% accuracy)
SW 1. Answer 3
multiple choice
question. 2. Write a
SEEC paragraph on
the following topic:
The Treaty of
Versailles.

EQ: What were the
strengths and
weaknesses of the
Treaty of Versailles,
and what impact did
this have on peace
in Europe?
The Allied Powers did, however, accept the
proposal of a League of Nations

An international peacekeeping body designed
for diplomacy to prevent war

However, not all Americans supported the League
of Nations.


(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?

Based upon ___________________ it can be inferred that the
artist (supported/opposed) the League of Nations because
____________________.
(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?

Based upon ___________________ it can be inferred that the
artist (supported/opposed) the League of Nations because
____________________.
(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?

Based upon ___________________ it can be inferred that the
artist (supported/opposed) the League of Nations because
____________________.
(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?
THE SENATE REFUSED TO RATIFY THE TREATY
OF VERSAILLES
SENATOR
HENRY CABOT
LODGE LED
THE FIGHT
AGAINST THE
TREATY
WILSON
NEGOTIATED THE
TREATY OF
VERSAILLES
WITHOUT ANY
INPUT FROM THE
SENATE WHICH LED
TO BITTERNESS.
CABOT AND OTHERS
ARGUED AGAINST
JOINING AN
INTERNATIONAL
ORGANIZATION
THAT MIGHT HAVE
VETO POWER OVER
U.S. ACTIONS.
CARTOON SHOWS
WILSON TRYING TO
PROTECT THE
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
FROM THE SENATE.
The Senate refuses to ratify (approve) U.S.
involvement in the League of Nations

0-5: Isolationism?

The League of Nations largely depended upon the
US to be involved to be effective in preventing
future wars

Was much weaker than was intended as a result
(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?
The United States grew to become a top economic,
military and political power in the world.


The US continues a policy of Isolationism

Denied the League of Nations
Does not get involved in other countries issues
(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?
German Guilt Clause
Blamed Germany for entire war
Forced them to pay reparations (compensation)
to all countries affected by the war
Led to hyper inflation- value of Deutschmark
decreased exponentially

Reducing of German Armaments

Loss of German Colonies and Territory

Prediction: How might these affect the German
people?

(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?
0-5: Anti-Semitism?
Extreme hatred for the Jewish people

Stab-in-the-back Theory
Jewish soldiers (Central Powers) caused
Germany to lose the war

Many Germans used the Jewish people as a
scapegoat for problems in Germany
Extreme Economic Depression
(1.2.f, 1.2.g)
SWBAT identify
and evaluate the
purpose of the
League of Nations
and why the US
ultimately
opposed it.

DOL: Given an
exit card (80%
accuracy) SW 1.
Answer 3 multiple
choice question.
2. Write a SEEC
paragraph on the
following topic:
League of Nations

EQ: What are the
parameters of the
League of Nations
and why did the
US ultimately
oppose them?