Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Week 18


League of NationsWhat was the League of Nations? Why did it fail?

The League of Nations was created in 1919 as part of the Versailles Peace Treaty. Its headquarters was in Geneva, Switzerland and had no power of its own, which gave it little influence on world affairs. Japan withdrew from the League of Nations after the League condemned them for invading Manchuria in 1931. Germany pulled out of the league in 1933. Italy withdrew as well from the League after they were condemned for invading Ethiopia in 1935. The League was finally dissolved in 1946.

the alliesWhy were Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin the ones to create the UN?

Roosevelt (US), Churchill (Great Britain), and Stalin (USSR) were the ones to create the UN because they were considered the big three in World War II. Their countries were instrumental in defeating Germany. Although Roosevelt helped lay the foundations for the UN, he died just days before the drafting of its charter.

Chile_signs_UN_Charter_1945How was the United Nations created? (Image Source)

The UN started with just 26 countries meeting in Washington to exchange ideas for a new international organization. It increased to 50 when they met in San Francisco to draw up the charter on April 25, 1952.  The headquarters of the UN is New York City. Currently there are almost 200 members.

General AssemblyWhat is the structure of the United Nations? (Image Source)

The UN has six branches: the General Assembly (all members have equal vote), the Security Council (5 permanent members who have veto power), The Economic and Social Council, the Secretariat (administrative branch), Trusteeship Council (manages non-independent lands), and the International Court of Justice (international law). The purpose of the UN is to uphold peace and principles of its charter. New countries that wish to become members can only do so by being recommended by the Security Council and approved by the General Assembly. The official languages of the UN are: Arabic, Chinese, English, French,  Russian, and Spanish.

800px-RIAN_archive_828797_Mikhail_Gorbachev_addressing_UN_General_Assembly_sessionHow is the United Nations different from the League of Nations? (Image Source)

The League of Nations had no political power in world affairs. The UN has military power made up of members’ nations, which it sends to conflict areas. There have been over 40 operations since 1946. These operations include: UN troops fought alongside the US in the Korean War, Settling the Arab-Israeli Six Day War, and the Desert Storm Operation during the 1990 Gulf War.


Other Resources: World History Homework p.95, 103, Story of the World Vol. 4 Ch. 23 pp.244-249, Mystery of History V.4 L.



Newton’s third law of motion


(Week 18 starts at 4 minutes 45 seconds)


Other Resources: Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework p.107-108 Apologia Chemistry and Physics; Classical Science Elementary Physical Science Unit 6


Area of a Triangle (Week 18 starts at 25 seconds)



5 kinds of nouns (Week 18 starts at 7 min 56 seconds)



1st Conjugation Endings Future Tense (same as week 5, 6, 17, &18)




More Central Europe

More Central Europe




(week 18 starts at 3 minute and 06 seconds)


Fine Arts

Great Artists

When it comes to Fine Arts the best resource out there is Half a Hundred Acre Wood! She has an entire post dedicated to the great artists for weeks 13-18 and with tons of great resources. Be sure to scroll down the page for the artist you want. Click here to be taken there! 🙂


Click here for a great correlating booklist  created by The list is broken down for each CC subject.

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