Prime Minister Winston Churchill, 1942. Source: Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/owi2001045696/PP/

What was Churchill’s purpose in giving this speech?

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The lesson starts by building historical context and content vocabulary. Students do multiple readings while taking different points of view, then use what they’ve learned to take part in a scored class discussion in which they use powerful and persuasive language. Additional resources have also been provided for 10th grade world history teachers, who want to use this source in their WWII instructional units.