As you read, imagine you are the protagonist.
- What challenges are you facing?
- What fears or concerns might you have?
- What may prevent you from acting in the way you ought?
- Who was Franklin D. Roosevelt? What was his role on this trip?
- What was Roosevelt’s purpose on the Augusta?
- How did Roosevelt show responsibility in his discussion with Churchill?
Discuss the following questions with your students.
- What is the historical context of the narrative?
- What historical circumstances presented a challenge to the protagonist?
- How and why did the individual exhibit a moral and/or civic virtue in facing and overcoming the challenge?
- How did the exercise of the virtue benefit civil society?
- How might exercise of the virtue benefit the protagonist?
- What might the exercise of the virtue cost the protagonist?Would you react the same under similar circumstances? Why or why not?
- How can you act similarly in your own life? What obstacles must you overcome in order to do so?
- Students will examine how Franklin D. Roosevelt acted responsibly in developing the Atlantic Charter.
- Students will understand the importance of acting responsibly.
- Students will apply their knowledge toward being responsible in their own lives.