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SUBJECTS — U.S./1941 - 1991; Biography
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Leadership;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Responsibility.
Age: 12+; MPAA Rating: PG (for language and some war footage); Drama; 1995; 57 minutes; Color.
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He presided over the final victory of the Allies in World War II, the beginning of the Cold War, the conversion from a war economy to a peacetime economy, and most of the Korean War.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to Truman will show teachers and parents how to use the film to supplement curriculum about U.S. history in the middle of the 20th century and introduce one of our most respected presidents.
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Describe the difference between President Truman's willingness to be held accountable for his actions and that of Presidents Reagan (Iran/Contra), Nixon (Watergate), and Clinton (Monica Lewinsky). Who comes out better?
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