In this lesson, students will learn about the actions of John Basilone during World War II. They will explore how his actions helped advanced the allied cause. They will also understand his motivations for returning to combat. Through his example, they will learn how they can act selflessly in their own lives.View Lesson
The Bill of Rights Institute’s American Portraits
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In this lesson, students will learn how Harriet Tubman acted responsibly by helping many people escape slavery. They will also determine ways that they can help others by being responsible.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will review the actions of Owen Lattimore in challenging Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s. Accused of being the “top Russian espionage agent in America” at the height of McCarthyism, Lattimore demonstrated his sense of integrity by fighting to clear his reputation and demanding a hearing before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee. He boldly challenged the lies that Senator Joseph McCarthy and others told about him. Students will achieve the following objectives.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will learn about Stephen Decatur and his sense of purpose that drove him to successfully complete the daring raid on the U.S.S. Philadelphia. They will explore how purpose can help advance freedom and work to discover purpose in their own lives.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will review the words and actions of Robert F. Kennedy, who used his candidacy for the presidency in 1968 to spread a message of hope, justice, and respect.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will evaluate George Washington’s actions to understand his approach to the principle of identity.View Lesson