The Munich Conference of 1938

How different were the public statements from the real motives, hopes and fears of leaders?

Mark van Berkel

Chamberlain after the Munich Agreement, declaring "Peace for our time."

In this activity students will learn about the Munich Conference of 1938 by using source materials to put together leaders’ speeches for the press conference following the Munich Agreement. They will role play the press conference and then examine the differences between their public positions and private motives, hopes and fears.