Students read excerpts from Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech (The Sinews of Peace) and answer 14 questions of varying degrees of difficulty. They then complete two creative activities. This can work for US and World History and would be great for a sub. The answers are included where appropriate.
Sample questions include:
--Why is anxiety an emotion America/Americans might feel?
--How does Churchill feel about Stalin and the Russian people? Do you think he is being genuine, why or why not?
--How do you think people reacted the first time they heard that phrase? Explain the different range of reactions that might be felt by someone in Prague and someone in London.
-- Summarize in your own words what Churchill thinks the Soviets want.
--How can the world avoid another "Hitler" and another series of devastations as played out during WW2?
--What of Churchill's speech came to fruition and what did not? Why?
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