The Treaty of Versailles
9 - 12 days
World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. Negotiated among the Allied powers with little participation by Germany, its 15 parts and 440 articles reassigned German boundaries and assigned liability for reparations.
After strict enforcement for five years, the French assented to the modification of important provisions. Germany agreed to pay reparations under the Dawes Plan and the Young Plan, but those plans were cancelled in 1932, and Hitler’s rise to power and subsequent actions rendered moot the remaining terms of the treaty.
The treaty, negotiated between January and June 1919 in Paris, was written by the Allies with almost no participation by the Germans.
Your students will not only go behind the scenes to learn more about what led to the war, but also how the treaty was formed and how it changed the world forever. You'll see much of Paris and Northern France through the 9-12 day experience.