20 January 2012

Who is to Blame for WWII?

THAT WAS THE question by 1ere students debated in class today and they did a terrific job.  Each student was given a character/organization to represent and they were asked to prepare a 2-3 minute presentation on the following two questions:  1) what role did your character play in the onset of WWII, and 2) why was the war NOT your character's fault.  After the presentations were completed, the final hour of class was dedicated to a free debate where students were encouraged to argue for who they thought was most responsible for the outbreak of WWII.

Once again, the MUN-style debate (where students represent other people's views, not their own) worked great.  Our characters today included the usual suspects (Hitler, Stalin, Chamberlain, Mussolini, Daladier, FDR) and a few others (Molotov, Ribbentrop, Marx, Churchill, the League of Nations).

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