Darkest Hour, a new award-winning film about Winston Churchill’s role as Britain’s WW2 Prime Minister, gives an excellent opportunity to work on this historical figure and historical period with pupils at B1 level. The resource and the film focus on some of Churchill’s most famous speeches and their morale-boosting effect.
The theme can be related to the 3e history curriculum and both ‘Rencontres avec d’autres cultures: repères historiques’ and ‘Langages’ in Cycle 4, or ‘L’art du vivre ensemble: mémoire, heritage et rupture’ in Seconde.
Vocabulary and structures
- war-related vocabulary.
- whatever, however.
We suggest using the film trailer as part of follow-up work.
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