As you read, imagine you are the protagonist.
- What challenges are you facing?
- What fears or concerns might you have?
- What may prevent you from acting in the way you ought?
- Who was John Robert Fox?
- What did John Robert Fox do on the cold day in December of 1944?
- How did the selfless actions of John Robert Fox help the allied effort against the Gothic Line in Italy in 1944?
Discuss the following questions with your students.
- What is the historical context of the narrative?
- What historical circumstances presented a challenge to the protagonist?
- How and why did the individual exhibit a moral and/or civic virtue in facing and overcoming the challenge?
- How did the exercise of the virtue benefit civil society?
- How might the exercise of the virtue benefit the protagonist?
- What might the exercise of the virtue cost the protagonist?
- Would you react the same under similar circumstances? Why or why not?
- How can you act similarly in your own life? What obstacles must you overcome in order to do so?
- Students will explore the actions of John Robert Fox
- Students will understand how his selfless actions helped the allied cause and the soldiers he served with
- Students will learn the importance of being selfless in their own lives