Upper Elementary - The World of Winston

This program aims at upper elementary students who will examine Churchill's world from his travels, which included four continents before he reached age 25. Students will follow his travels throughout his life, locate the countries impacted by his leadership, and, with a future focus, isolate cities named in the Sinews of Peace speech and follow their history from 1946 to today.

Middle School - Winston Churchill's Changing World: from the Horse to Nuclear Weapons

This program asks middle school students to examine the role technology played Churchill's world as it evolved in the face of war, including the Cold War. Divided into teams, students examine the impact of improved technologies and innovations on Churchill's world. Analyzing the use of technologies, Churchill's leadership in three wars will be examined.

High School - Always at the Table: Winston Churchill and the Leaders of the 20th

This program, engages high school students in following the voice and actions of Churchill as a leader, focusing on his allies and enemies through three wars. Students will better understand how a leader gathers evidence from his past experiences and uses it to help shape the world's future.

All experiences will also focus on how a speech at Westminster College made 60 years ago still impacts our lives today.

Several overarching goals support the Churchill Museum's curriculum. After completion, students should:

  1. Have a grasp and an appreciation of history and the price of democracy;
  2. Have an understanding and awareness of the importance of involved leadership with public and community issues;
  3. Have the ability to use primary sources to think critically and enter into dialogue with others of different perspectives;
  4. Understand the power of political action and leadership by having the skills, knowledge, and commitment needed to accomplish public purposes,
  5. Understand the power of language to inspire others;
  6. Have moral and civic virtues such as concern for the rights and welfare of others, social responsibility, tolerance and respect, and belief in the capacity to make a difference, and
  7. Identify the role of technology in our economy and how our economy has changed from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy.

“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”

Winston S. Churchill