This feature-length film, based on Margaret MacMillan's acclaimed book of the same name, takes us inside the most ambitious peace talks in history. Revisiting the event with a vivid sense of narrative, the film evokes a pivotal moment when peace seemed possible, and reflects on the hard-learned lessons of history.
Ages 14 to 17
Study Guide - Guide 1
History - World History
History - World War I
Discuss the mandate of the Paris Peace Conference of January 1919. Identify the leaders that attended, the countries they represented, and their reasons for partaking in the conference. Using small group discussion, identify the myriad problems that seemed to delay the settlement process. Research the political life of American president Woodrow Wilson, with a focus on his involvement in the peacemaking process. Research the inception and demise of the League of Nations, its successes and its failures.