The Fightinest Marine - Dan Daly

Dan Daly was the quintessential Marine, best known for his military exploits spanning multiple military conflicts. Daly's video biography discusses these adventures and points out his character and unassuming personality.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as research for a larger biography project
  • Show the video for a discussion around the themes of bravery and courage
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses strong language
  • Learners may need some contextual information around the Boxer Rebellion and American involvement in Haiti
Pros

  • Intriguing images engage learners' curiosity
  • Details of exploits compel young historians to ponder the meaning of courage
Cons

  • The content is a bit pedantic and may lose some viewers' interest
Common Core