Military History Club: Greatest Generals in the History of the World
Keith (M.A. Military History)
Join us in a weekly discussion about the greatest military leaders of all time as we unveil the reasons why they are celebrated as "Great Captains" of Military History.
US Grade 7 - 10
"Who was the greatest military commander of all time?" In this class students will investigate the decision-making process and leadership skills of commanders throughout history in an effort to determine which general deserves the title as the "greatest". We will approach each class focusing upon commanders across the three levels of war: tactical, operational, and strategic. In so doing, we will develop a criteria for what "great" means in terms of military leadership. Military Historians,...
Students will learn to use primary and secondary sources as evidence to assess a historical criteria. Students will learn about the Imperatives of Command as a means of evaluating military leaders. Students will learn about the Principles of War as a means to evaluate battles, campaigns and wars. Students will gain a better understanding how military decisions are made under time pressure and uncertainty. Students will learn about the important factors involved in making military decisions. Students will learn about change and continuity concerning the art of command. Students will learn about what made the commander "tick", how he approached problem solving with critical and creative thinking. Students will learn how to compare and contrast across time periods.
Military History has been my passion since I was a young boy. It is the reason why I studied history at university and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Military History (Land Warfare) from American Military University.
Homework OfferedHomework is optional - suggested military historians and their works will be presented for the student to read.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedStudents will be asked general questions throughout the class. A brief summary activity requiring student participation will be conducted at the end of each lesson.
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This is a class about Military History, wars, battles and the decisions of commanders with often had terrible consequences.
I will be referencing, quoting, and encouraging the reading of many renown Military Historians: David Chandler, J.F.C. Fuller, B.H. Liddell Hart, Hans Delbruck....to name a few. These sources will be presented to students as evidence to use for evaluation.
Meet the teacher
Over the past 30 years I have taught I.G.C.S.E, A-Level, I.B., and A.P. History throughout the Atlantic region in both private and public school settings. During that time I have instructed students in a variety of rigorous exam subjects . I am a...
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3-10 learners per class