Remembering the Life and Legacy of Colin Powell

First Black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, first Black Secretary of State, the first Black National Security Advisor, and author of the "Powell Doctrine." Introduce young historians to the legacy of Colin Powell with a Daily News lesson from PBS. Several interviews and videos of Powell's speeches give viewers the low down on this amazing soldier-statesman.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups investigate the Powell Doctrine, his tenure as Secretary of State, and his UN address on the use of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
  • Assign other groups to watch the other videos about Powell included in the resource
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners must have access to devices with an internet connection
  • Includes focus questions to guide discussion
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