A Speech Outlining the Marshall Plan

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George Marshall's 1947 speech delivered at Harvard outlining his plan for the economic reconstruction of Europe is the focus of this comprehension exercise. After reading the speech, kids answer a series of text-based questions using evidence from the speech, brainstorm ideas in response to the included discussion questions, and then engage in a whole-class discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups design a plan for rebuilding the economy of other war-torn regions
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource assumes readers are familiar with the the conditions in post-war Europe

  • Text-based and discussion questions that require readers to provide evidence from the speech are included
  • Also included in the resource is an annotated list of other texts that could be paired with Marshall's speech

  • None
Common Core