The curriculum, developed for middle school students, takes the students from Churchill's earliest years to today. The curriculum can be readily modified to fit the needs of individual classes and students. Students must start with an adequate knowledge that the first half of the 20th century was a time of war and should be able to list major nations and alliances. An option is to ask students to do an internet search on World War I and II as homework prior to starting the curriculum.
Students will be introduced to the Churchill and his "wit and wisdom" - from his speeches and his written word. Based on Missouri language arts standards, they will identify literary terms Churchill used and place it on a timeline based on his life.
Students will use newspapers, magazines, books, and the Internet to look for similar writing styles today. They will also try their hand at writing and/or speaking like Churchill on a current topic. T