Seminar: 1919 Peacemaking and the Legacy of the Great War

Ref: C3744386

One hundred years ago the peace treaties ending the Great War were signed. The war itself had changed forever the stable world created during the 'long' C19th. The peace treaties extended and amplified those consequences in ways which the peacemakers could hardly forsee. Together they created the conditions for the political, economic and social changes which continue to shape our world. Our focus will be principally on Europe but we will also examine the implications for the United States, the Far East and the world wide Empires of the European Powers after 1919,

Course aim

The course will examine the legacy of the Great War of 1914-1919 and how those consequences continue to shape our world today.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • No prior knowledge or reading is required for the course.

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

  • Describe the main features of the settlement of 1919.
  • Understand how those treaties influenced the course of C20th history.
  • Describe how the settlement of 1919 continues to shape our world today.

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
  • The course will encourage questions and discussion based on the content on the day plus any prior learning/reading which individuals bring to the session.

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Continuing self guided reading.

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Seminar: 1919 Peacemaking and the Legacy of the Great War

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