Often overlooked in World War II is the struggle to fight Germany prior to U.S. entry and the perseverance of Winston Churchill to keep fighting in the face of near defeat. Churchill is an important person for students to know because of his ability to lead with strength, to speak with valor, and to give hope to his people when doubt was consuming them. Before evaluating whether or not the United States should have joined World War II, the time they joined, and the way they provided aid prior to official entry, it is crucial to know what the circumstances were in the fight against the Axis Powers from the beginning of the war. Students will read Churchill’s speeches to learn about his incredible leadership and to make an emotional connection to the time. Learning in a personal way will help students have empathy for the leaders and their people during this devastating period in history.

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