The Paris Peace Conference.

It must be a peace without victory… Victory would mean peace forced upon the loser, a victor’s terms imposed upon the vanquished. It would be accepted in humiliation, under duress, at an intolerable sacrifice, and would leave a sting, a resentment, a bitter memory upon which terms of peace would rest, not permanently, but only as upon quicksand. Only a peace between equals can last. (Woodrow Wilson)

Watch the following video on the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.

La Conferencia de paz de París y el Tratado de Versalles:

In a new post in your blogs, answer the following questions:

1) War guilt.Explain the arguments FOR and AGAINST this term.

2) Which term followed War Guilt? How much would it be today? What consequences/impact did it have on Germany?

3) Why were the victors planning to prevent a future war with Germany in the Treaty?

4) What territorial losses did Germany have to face? What happened to the German colonies? What did Wilson dislike about this?

5) Which new nations were created after WW1?

EXTENSION WORK.

Make groups of THREE. In your groups write a conversation between Clemenceau, Wilson and Lloyd George about the following:

  1. What you think your country should get as compensation from the war.
  2. Your views on the 14 Points.
  3. The type of punishment Germany should receive.

Record your conversation using Voicethread and share it in your blogs.

Enjoy! 🙂

What to share in your posts:

1. A PDF with the process of the work you did. You can download your doc as a pdf.

2. The link to the Voicethread with the dialogue. Make sure your recording is “public” so everyone can hear it.

3. Write a personal comment about this project to learn on the Big Three and their aims and objectives.

  • Did you feel you learnt more than if you had studied this from the book?
  • What did you personally enjoy about the project?
  • What would you change from this project if  the class from Senior 1 next year were going to do it again?
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