Rich in discussion, this enquiry arms your students with key knowledge about the Treaty of Versailles and asks them to evaluate an historian’s description. Can they do better in terms of substance and style?
They will be hooked in by working out where and when a short film was shot – why was everyone so happy? They will then find the key players at Versailles in a famous painting.
Two further film clips will help them establish which leader wanted what and whether they all got what they aimed for.
You will help them work out how fair the Treaty was to the Germans before they critically evaluate a recent description of Versailles by Anthony Lentin. What do they think? Can they do better?
Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
Lesson write up: PDF
Resource 1: PDF
Resource 2 (Big cards) PDF
Worksheet 1: PDF