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Can Peace Lead to War?

World History - Mr. Burch

Resources

This page can act as a jumping off page for research for this paper. Below you will find 10 resources, each has a brief description and is color coded according to it's medium / format.

Below the 10 curated resources you will find a brief screen cast video for a paid resource called Destiny Discover Websites. The video will provide you instructions on how to utilize this resource and reasons you should consider using it.

At the bottom of the page is walk through video on how use Read&Write for Google Chrome, which is a tool that can help you organize your online research. 

Finally please share any new resources you come across during your research. You can do this in the Communication / Collaboration page or by emailing Mr. Burch or Mr. McKeever.

Happy researching!

The resources below have been color code to aid with quick navigation.

Website

Video

Book

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Fifteen primary source documents (e.g. videos, photographs, excerpts from speeches, political cartoons, etc…) relating to the signing of the treaty. Also includes teaching guide materials to further expand discussion on the subject.

Digital Public Library of America - Treaty of Versailles and the End of World War I
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Documentary put together in 1995 and self described as “Lost Peace revisits the popular hopes and experience in the years following World War I -- and the looming threat of new mass conflicts.” The PBS website also offers the text of some of the interviews from this program which can be found at this link. Talk with Mr. Burch or Mr. McKeever to get access to view this video. - 53 minutes long

Public Broadcasting Service – People’s Century: Lost Peace
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Part of the virtual services digital reference section, the site contains a trove of primary source documents located within the library of congress. Items include sound recording, newspaper pictorials, President Wilson’s Papers, etc… Since this a Unite States source it tends to look at the treaty from this perspective.

United State Library of Congress – Treaty of Versailles
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This info-graphic (2 of 2) looks at the hyperinflation at occurred in Germany as a consequence of the Treaty of Versailles. This sources takes a somewhat complicated issues (actual effects of hyperinflation on the German people) and breaks it down in a way that easier to make sense of.

The Money Project – The Worlds Most Famous Case of Hyperinflation Part 2
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Primary and secondary sources articles chronicle the events which led to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and explores the debates surrounding it. It is reserved for students in Burch’s class. Please see Mr. McKeever or Mrs. Enerson to get access.

 The Treaty of Versailles 
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Primary sources that explores what the leaders of various countries wanted from the treaty and how the various sides reacted to to the treaty after it was signed. These sources are all written text but are very short (no longer than 3 paragraphs) and are relatively easy to understand and read.

United Kingdom National Archives – The Great War: Making Peace
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Synopsis put together by a UC Santa Barbara student about the treaty and it’s effects. Good starting point to gain an understanding of the treaty as well as some useful cited sources that could lead to further information gathering.

University California Santa Barbara – The Versailles Treaty
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This info-graphic (1 of 2) looks at the hyperinflation at occurred in Germany as a consequence of the Treaty of Versailles. This sources takes a somewhat complicated issues (circumstances leading up to hyperinflation) and breaks it down in a way that easier to make sense of.

The Money Project – The Worlds Most Famous Case of Hyperinflation Part 1

This book studies the rise of Nazi Germany and discusses the political, social and economic events that caused it. It is reserved for students in Burch’s class. Please see Mr. McKeever or Mrs. Enerson to get access.

The Rise of Nazi Germany 
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BBC documenatry that looks at the Treaty of Versailles and the hopes that it would bring lasting peace to post WWI Europe. Talk with Mr. Burch or Mr. McKeever to get access to view this video. - 68 minutes long

BBC -  Peacemakers
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Destiny Discover Websites

(formally WebPath Express) 

This subscription database of credible sources can really aid with the research process. Watch the video below to for a quick overview. Click the Destiny Discover logo above to access the database, through our library website, and begin researching.

If you prefer a hand out / paper instruction instead videos, a PDF of instructions can be obtained by clicking the photos to the right ---> .

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Additional Research Tool

 

Read&Write for Google Chrome

This subscription extension for Google Chrome has a highlighting feature that can assist in organizing your online research. Every student in the district has access to this resource but you need to be logged into your school Google account to access it. 

If using a Chromebook this purple puzzle piece will automatically be displayed in the top right of your browser. If using a Windows or Mac computer you will need to sign into the Chrome browser. 

Please watch the short video below to get yourself acquainted with the Read&Write for Google Chrome and see how it can assist in organizing your research.