Darkest Hour: Winston Churchill's Speech
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Winston Churchill addresses the House of Commons with an inspirational speech in which he expresses confidence in winning the war against the Nazis. Churchill uses not only eloquent words but also strong body language to boost the morale of the British people.

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  1. How does Churchill try to rally the House of Commons?
  2. What does Churchill vow Britain will do? What about what it will not?
  3. Who is Churchill referring to when he speaks of the New World?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish-American War), 1914...
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    identify reasons for U.S. involvement in World War II, including Italian, German, and Japanese dicta...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze major issues of World War II, including the Holocaust; the internment of German, Italian, an...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze major military events of World War II, including the Battle of Midway, the U.S. military adv...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the causes and impact of World War II. The student is expected to:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the roles of various world leaders, including Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Hideki Tojo, J...
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    explain the major causes and events of World War II, including the German invasions of Poland and th...

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