The high school curriculum focuses on Churchill as one of history's greatest leaders. The political history of the 20th century can be written as the biographies of six men: Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. The first four were totalitarians who made or used revolutions to create monstrous dictatorships. Roosevelt and Churchill differed from them in being democrats. And Churchill differed from Roosevelt -- while both were war leaders, Churchill was uniquely stirred by the challenge of war and found his fulfillment in leading the democracies to victory. (Time Magazine, April 13, 1998)
There is much for students to learn from Churchill's leadership. Students are tasked with taking examples provided from Churchill's life, from his speeches, his books, his actions and match them to the current concepts of leadership. From these ideas, the students will develop a "classroom museum" called Leading like Churchill in the 21st Century.