The final episode of the World War I unit teaches President Wilson's fight to secure the League of Nations in the Treaty of Versailles along with his other 14 Points. The story-lecture teaches the struggles Wilson faced at the Paris Peace Conference with the other Big Four and his battle with Henry Cabot Lodge and isolationists in the Senate and why America refused to join the League of Nations.
What Students Do
In this League of Nations lesson plan, students analyze two cartoons and two speeches- from President Wilson and Senator Lodge to break down the arguments for and against joining the League of Nations and then make their own decision if America should join or not.
Analyzing political cartoons, evidence gathering, argumentative writing.