Excerpt from Duty, Honor, Courage Address at West Point

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What do citizens owe their country? How does society prevail in the face of challenges? General Douglas MacArthur offers his answer to these questions in his May 12, 1962 address to the cadets at West Point: "Duty, Honor, Courage."

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Queue the YouTube audio of MacArthur's speech to the section reproduced in the resource and have class members read along with the narration
  • Have groups assess the accuracy of MacArthur's predictions
Classroom Considerations

  • An excerpt from MacArthur's speech is available on YouTube
  • A link to resources with related themes is provided below
Pros

  • The resource includes an excerpt from MacArthu's speech, an image of MacArthur, and discussion questions
Cons

  • None
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