She also presented "The Big Three" of the Allied leaders -- Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt. The lesson ended with a guessing game of who said which quote. Here's some links to the quotes:
Then we did a document study of a speech that Winston Churchill gave at Harrow School in 1941. There were several great points of discussion in the speech, but I think the class favorite was:
"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
Another favorite was:
"You cannot tell from appearances how things will go. Sometimes imagination makes things out far worse than they are; yet without imagination not much can be done."
- Keep working on your interviews.
- Keep working on your personal Hero Project
- We're discussing the book Hiroshima by John Hersey in two weeks.
- We're discussing Flags of our Fathers next week if you didn't already finish that one.
- Get started on your biography book.
Next Week: The Pacific Theater