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Courage and Self-Sacrifice: Gen. George S. Patton
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Courage and Self-Sacrifice: Gen. George S. Patton

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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout
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How can one inspire courage and self-sacrifice? Examine the role of honor and duty in inspiring men to fight in General George S. Patton's "Speech to the Third Army" (pdf below). Visit the following links for additional resources related to Patton's speech, including a study guide, bigraphical information, and a video discussion with editors Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass, joined by legal scholar Eliot A. Cohen. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3

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Patton_Speech_to_the_Third_Army.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
February 12, 2020
447.8 KB

Patton_Study_Guide.pdf

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February 12, 2020
492.59 KB

Standards

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.

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