Lesson Plan

Molding of a Leader: Lesson 3

Lt. Col. Eisenhower and Renault tank, 1919.
Lt. Col. Eisenhower and Renault tank, 1919.

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Grade Level:
Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
Subject:
History, Language Arts, Reading, U.S. Presidents, World War II, Writing
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
PA Education Standards
English/Language Arts: 1.2.5 A, 1.6.5 D
Character Education - Recognize, identify, exhibit good character.

Overview

GETTING ON THE RIGHT TRRACC:
In this lesson, he students will read one or more of the stories from the life of Dwight D.  Eisenhower, and identify a character trait that Eisenhower learned from the experience or that he displayed in the story.

Objective(s)

Students will read and analyze selections from various stories.

The students will use a graphic organizer to list character traits and give specific examples from the selections that show President Eisenhower was a person of character.

 

 



Materials

Molding of a Leader: Lesson 3 Materials
Includes the following stories:
Work and Play
Athletics by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Outdoor Life and Favorite Pastimes
At the Point
Ike's First Command: Camp Colt
The D-Day Decision
Towards the Presidency
and...
Graphic Organizer
Assignment Template
Teacher References



Procedure

  1. The teacher will review the preceding day's A Lesson in Time, and reinforce the definition of good character.
  1. The teacher will explain that the students will be reading stories from President Eisenhower's life as a young boy, a West Point cadet, a young officer, a general and a president. As students read the stories, they are to look for good character traits Eisenhower either displayed during the experience or learned from it.  The traits will not be named in the story. The students will have to draw their own conclusions from the reading.
  1. Students will use a graphic organizer to identify each trait , and cite examples from the story. This may be done in groups or with partners.
  1. Students will be encouraged to discuss their findings, and compare the President's experiences to their own.

5.     Students could be asked to share their story with the rest of the class.



Extensions

Check out the other lessons:
Introduction - Molding of a Leader

Lesson 1 - Defining a Person of Character

Lesson 2 - The Development of Character Over Time

Lesson 3 - Getting on the Right TRRACC - Ike's Stories

Lesson 4 - Defining Responsibility

Site Visit - President Eisenhower : "A Man of Many Hats"

Lesson 5 - Post Visit - Get on the right TRRACC,Trustworthy, Respectful, Responsible, Accountable, Caring, and Citizenship