Transcript of "Thepeacetreatiesafterthefirstworldwar"
Worksheet to accompany the simulation at www.activehistory.co.uk
a. Will you be playing the game as Clemenceau, Lloyd George or Wilson ?1
We’ll be playing as Clemenceau. (France)
2. Your Priorities
a. Complete the blank cells in column [a] to summarise the view of your character on
each of the following issues (you can click on each issue name to get details).
b. Complete the blank cells in column [b] to indicate the importance of each issue
for your character (TIP: this will be useful to refer back to once the game starts!).
Issue a. Your character's objectives b.
of this issue*
Territory Clemenceau wanted to take Germany’s overseas
empires and colonies and put them under control
of the League of Nations.
was able to
Clemenceau wanted Germany to pay all the
damage that she had made as they had fought
mainly in France.
have war and
a lot of
Armaments Clemenceau wanted Germnay’s army yo be limitied
as much as possible.
so that if
of attack, it
Clemenceau wanted Germany to accept the
blame for starting the war.
Your teacher may wish to give students a number between 13 so that different members of the
class play as different people. Alternatively, you may just be given a free choice!
League of Nations
Clemenceau agreed with Wilson on setting up the
League of Nations.
settled in the
*rate each issue from  (most important) to  (least important)
3. Playing the Simulation
• Now take the opportunity to play the game several times.
• Each time you beat your previous high score, COPY and PASTE the full record of
your interview here:
MY MOST SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE:
[COPY and PASTE the full record of your most successful conference here]
1. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this simulation as a way of learning
about the Versailles Conference?
▪ Play the game again as each of the remaining two members of the "Big Three" to
determine if it is easier to get a higher score as a different character.
4. FollowUp Task (probably a homework!)
• Produce a "Press Statement" from your character designed to summarise your
objectives, outline which of these you obtained, and which ones you compromised
on and why. You can use this framework to help you if you wish.
It is with great pride and pleasure that I, [George Clemenceau / David Lloyd George
/ Woodrow Wilson] return from the Versailles conference with good news for the
[French / British / American] people.
I went to the conference with a number of clear objectives: ….[outline your
objectives, from the most important downwards]
I successfully obtained a number of these objectives: … [outline the objectives
you successfully attained, and why your demands were more reasonable than those
of your opponents]
There were some objectives I did not achieve, as it was necessary to make
compromises with my fellow statesmen. For example, … [outline the sorts of
compromises you made, with whom, and why their demands were reasonable]
• In a followup lesson, the highestscoring student from each group should read out
their statement to the rest of the class, who should have the opportunity to vote on
who spoke best / which of the "Treaties" described sounds the most reasonable.
• Your teacher will then outline the real terms of the Treaty, and you should discuss
which member of the Big Three would have been happiest with its terms.