Monday, January 24, 2011

Winston Churchill, known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the World War II, died this day in 1965

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874 – 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII) and is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders.

Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. His steadfast refusal to consider defeat, surrender or a compromise peace helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult early days of the War when Britain stood alone in its active opposition to Hitler. Churchill was particularly noted for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which helped inspire the British people and the embattled Allied forces. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory had been secured over Nazi Germany.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Churchill's Wartime Speeches: 1940-1941
Subject: History / World War II
Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will understand:
- how did Winston Churchill, through his speeches, contribute to the formation of a collective British resolve to continue fighting during the critical time period when Britain was alone in fighting Germany?
Grade Level: 9-12
Materials: Computers with access to the Internet.
Handouts: Winston Churchill's speeches
Time Needed: Three class periods
Provided by: (Author: Jannette R. Milligan, Thomas Worthington High School, Worthington, OH)


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