Treaty of Versailles

Ref: C2341026

The Treaty of Versailles is regarded as the most important one which was signed after the First World War. This course will look at how it came about. The different perspectives of the leaders who were in the Palace of Versailles will be scrutinised. Georges Clemenceau, Lloyd George and Woodrow Wilson were very important influences on the contents. The 14 points on which it was based will also be discussed. The actual signing and the impact this had on the Germans will be an important topic. The success and failure of the various clauses will be studied. For example, the League of Nations. The Versailles Treaty will also be considered alongside the others that were signed in the aftermath of the war.

Course aim

The main aim is to provide an introduction to the Treaty of Versailles which was signed one hundred years ago in June 1919.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the main influences on the Treaty of Versailles
  • Evaluate the impact the Treaty of Versailles had on post war Europe.
  • Explain the role of Woodrow Wilson in the development of the League of Nations.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Treaty of Versailles

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