Teacher Genie Burke, from Greenhill School in Addison, TX, shared with fellow participants her classroom experience introducing Churchill. Genie and other participants communicate through our NEH Participant’s Google Discussion Group. Many teachers developed lesson plans from their research at The Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
I just wanted to let you all know that I did my lesson plan (a seminar on four of Churchill’s post WWII speeches) today in my Cold War Politics classes. It was awesome to see the work come to life, but much more so to see how excited and involved the kids were. I guess my enthusiasm was infectious. I introduced the seminar and did the background lecture earlier in the week and ever since, I have called the students ‘Young Churchillians’ …which they love;) Enclosed is a picture of one class.