LP – Wilson and the Post WWI World

Wilson’s Vision of the Postwar World Essential Question: What was Woodrow Wilson’s vision of the world after the Great War? Common Core: RH2, RH6 Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will be able to: Evaluate Wilson’s Fourteen Points, his negotiations at the Versailles Treaty talks, and the national debate over treaty ratification and the […]

The Peace Prize in Historical Perspective

On October 9, 2009, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize: President Barack Obama.  The initial reaction was largely one of surprise, followed quickly by criticism.  Some suggested that Obama should turn down the prize.  Others began to interpret the award as a non-too-subtle indictment of former President George […]