Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

In this lesson, students will explore the vice of hubris or pride in a constitutional republic in this lesson on civic virtue. Students will examine the life of the heroic, but flawed, career of General Douglas MacArthur in World War II and the Korean War. Through a historical narrative, discussion guide, primary sources, and other activities, students will analyze whether MacArthur exhibited the vice of hubris and what effect it might have had on civil-military relations in a constitutional republic.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Civic Virtue; Civil Discourse; Executive Power; President; Wartime Powers; Media; Commander in Chief World War II

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.1.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Distinguish the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government and in different times and places.

D2.Civ.8.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Identify core civic virtues and democratic principles that guide government, society, and communities.

D2.Civ.10.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the relevance of personal interests and perspectives, civic virtues, and democratic principles when people address issues and problems in government and civil society.

D2.His.1.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts.

D2.His.3.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Use questions generated about individuals and groups to assess how the significance of their actions changes over time and is shaped by the historical context.
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