Nekoosa High School Library
Can Peace Lead to War?
World History - Mr. Burch
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.
The resources below have been color code to aid with quick navigation.
Digital Public Library of America - Treaty of Versailles and the End of World War I
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.
Public Broadcasting Service – People’s Century: Lost Peace
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
United State Library of Congress – Treaty of Versailles
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.
The Money Project – The Worlds Most Famous Case of Hyperinflation Part 2
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.
United Kingdom National Archives – The Great War: Making Peace
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.
The Money Project – The Worlds Most Famous Case of Hyperinflation Part 1
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.