What Kind of Leader Was General Douglas MacArthur?

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For five decades, General Douglas MacArthur shaped US military involvement around the world. His career ended when he went toe to toe with President Dwight Eisenhower over the Korean War. Young historians evaluate the complicated command using documents and images from his career and an interactive scale. As a culminating activity, they weigh in on MacArthur's lasting legacy. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Offer the activity to wrap up discussion of the Korean War
  • Develop a debate on leadership based on the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members need computer and Internet access
  • Interactive nature of activity is fun to use
  • Resource is adaptable for use in small groups or by individuals
  • None