Robert Gould Shaw’s Courageous Decision
In this lesson, students will explore Colonel Robert Gould Shaw’s decision to take charge of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Students will learn why it took courage for him to make the decision, its significance to the nation and the overall war effort, as well as how they can make similar courageous decisions in their own lives.
Every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law.
Individuals must take care of themselves and their families and be vigilant to preserve their liberty.
The idea that only a knowledgeable and virtuous citizenry can sustain liberty.