The End of World War I: The Treaty of Versailles and Its Tragic Legacy

The End of World War I: The Treaty of Versailles and Its Tragic Legacy

Alan Swayze (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175007

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Description

This thoughtful book describes the course of events that followed the armistice of November 11, 1918, which stopped the fighting in World War I. Readers will learn about the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 where the leaders of Britain, France, and the United States met to agree on how to deal with Germany and other defeated countries. This meeting resulted in the creation of the League of Nations, and set out terms for the Treaty of Versailles and the redrawing of the map of Europe. Discussion boxes describe how the crippling financial penalties and political and military restrictions placed on Germany would contribute to Germanys rise in power again and a Second World War. Highlighted sections also look at the legacy of World War I in terms of advances in warfare, technology, medicine, and womens rights.

Reading Level
Lexile
910L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
U
ATOS
7.0
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
History
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Type
Non-Fiction
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