Lesson Plans World History II SOL 11a League of Nations
The student will demonstrate knowledge of political, economic, social, and cultural developments during the Interwar Period
Describing the League of Nations and the mandate system.
League of Nations
-International Cooperative Organization
-Established to prevent future wars
-United States not a member
-Failure of League because it did not have power to enforce its decisions
The mandate system • During World War I, Great Britain and France agreed to divide large portions of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East between themselves.
• After the war, the “mandate system” gave Great Britain and France control over the lands that became Iraq, Transjordan, and Palestine (British controlled) and Syria and Lebanon (French controlled).
• The division of the Ottoman Empire through the mandate system planted the seeds for future conflicts in the Middle East.
Lesson Plans World History II SOL 10b: Treaty of Versailles
Standard WH II: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the worldwide impact of World War I by
Objectives: explaining the outcomes and global effect of the war and the Treaty of Versailles.
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning, Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Outcomes and global effect
• Colonies’ participation in the war, which increased demands for independence
• End of the Russian Imperial, Ottoman, German, and Austro-Hungarian empires
• Enormous cost of the war in lives, property, and social disruption
Treaty of Versailles
Forced Germany to accept responsibility for war and loss of territory and to pay reparation
Limited the German military
League of Nations
Activities That Support Lesson Plans
Treaty of Versailles Simulation: Students are divided into groups that represent players at the peace conference. Students role play as diplomats and work out a peace based on their national interests. I normally assign each student to a country. Once in groups students select their roles and then they receive their countries packets which contain character sheets, option sheets, and answer sheets. Once nations have selected their options they go to other countries to try to get support. After the diplomat stage, we discuss and the class votes which option to go with.