Voices Of History by the Bill of Rights Institute

Heroes and Villains

Founders and the Constitution

In this lesson, students will explore the virtue of responsibility in this lesson on civic virtue. Students will examine the military decisions that Dwight Eisenhower made on D-Day in World War II and how he took responsibility for his grave decisions of launching the Normandy invasion. Students will analyze a historical narrative, discussion guide, primary sources, and other activities to explore the virtue of responsibility in a constitutional republic and civil society.
General Eisenhower's Two Statements
Responsibility: General Dwight D. Eisenhower Takes Responsibility for D-Day Invasion
Primary Source Discussion Questions
Virtue In Action
Responsibility Worksheet
Implementation Guide
Defining Civic Virtue
What Is Virtue? – Historical and Philosophical Context
What Is Virtue? – Defining the Term
Clarifying Civic Virtue
Identifying and Defining Civic Virtues
Teacher’s Notes for Launching Heroes & Villains
Heroes & Villains Curricular Planning
Primary Source Activity: Benjamin Franklin and Civic Virtue
Answer Key
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