Blogs tagged "Winston Churchill"

Searching for Leadership in World War I

Belligerents, Causes, Leaders, and Present (1918) Results
It is ironic to talk about leadership when we discuss World War I. Almost all historians agree that the war was caused by either weak or reckless leadership on the part of the leaders of the European nations involved. Moreover, historians have documented the way generals in each of these countries made a series of tragic mistakes, leading to death in the trenches of Western Europe. Read More »
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Leadership and Legacy in WWI

Chronicling America image of Turks at Gallipoli
Last week, we wrote about resources available to teachers and students who want to explore WWI in some depth. Because National History Day’s 2015 topic is “Leadership and Legacy,” we’re devoting this week’s blog to some ideas for the upcoming school year. NHD has developed a list of 100 figures in world history—and more than a few of them can be related in one way or another to the causes, the course, or the consequences of the Great War.Read More »
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Winston Churchill and the Classroom

Churchill, FDR, and Stalin at the Yalta Conference
Eileen Bach taught English at Ithaca High School from 1979–2008. She retired and moved to Shanghai, where she currently teaches English at Concordia International School. Eileen developed AP English Literature and Composition resources relating to Winston Churchill under the auspices of an NEH Summer Institute and The Churchill Centre.Read More »
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