Presentation on theme: "Causes of World War II On a fresh side of notebook paper write today’s date and the lesson title."— Presentation transcript:
1 Causes of World War IIOn a fresh side of notebook paper write today’s date and the lesson title.
2 Warm Up: 3.26/27What obstacles to / problems with Wilson’s plan for peace were evident in our presentation role play?
3 Review: ExpectationsWhat did Germany expect from treaty?
4 Key portions of 14 points A Just Peace (peace without victors) Self Rule (self determination)Collective Security (mutual assurance of of territorial integrity)
5 Wilson Forced to Compromise A Just Peace (peace without victors)Great Britain, France, and Italy insisted on terms that guaranteed their own security and economic concerns first.Self Rule (self determination)Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan were determined to maintain colonial holdings and expand into new territory taken from the Central powersMandatesEastern EuropeCollective Security (mutual assurance of of territorial integrity)Created League of NationsUS did not join
6 The Treaty of Versailles Individually, read the text section “The Treaty of Versailles and the handout containing some key provisions of the TreatyAs a group:Make a list of the losses, restrictions, and burdens that the Treaty inflicts on Germany and make sure each group member writes the list in his/her notesDiscuss the following questionsIn what ways do you think the Treaty was different than Germany expectedWhat do you think was the German reaction to the treaty?
7 The German ResponseIndividually read the handout “The German Reply”Do your bestWhen you come to something you don’t understand, mark it and read onAs a group, discuss, develop and write down answers to the following questions:What provisions of the treaty are the Germans complaining about?What predictions do they make about the effects of the treaty?
8 Treaty of VersaillesRead the “Securing the Peace” packet or “A Troubled Treaty” on page in your text, starting with “Wilson heads to Paris” and respond to the following in writing:How might the decisions made at the Paris Peace Conference have made new conflicts more likely?Consider how this might have caused bitterness and resentment and / or how it left disputes unsolved.
9 Post-War Germany – Reading Assignment 1 Starting at the top of p. 905, Read and answer questions in writing as follows:The Weimar RepublicWhat problems did Germany’s new government have?Inflation Causes Crisis in GermanyHow did Germany get into trouble financially?How did these troubles affect Germany and the German people?Attempts at Economic StabilityWhat helped solve Germany’s economic troubles?
10 Economic Crisis – Reading Assignment 2 Read “Financial Collapse” (906), “A Global Depression” (907), “Effects Throughout the World” (908).Answer the following questions in writing:What action did the collapse of the American economy trigger in the United States.How did those actions affect the countries of Europe and the rest of the world?Why do you think Germany was particularly hard hit?
11 Hitler and the NazisIndividually read the two handouts: “The 25 Points” and “Hitler’s Speech on the Treaty of VersaillesAs a group discuss, develop and write down an answer to the following question:Why might Nazi ideas and Hitler as the Nazi’s leader have been attractive to the German peopleIn answering try to be as specific as possible and explain why certain ideas would be attractive.
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