• Photo of the Eisenhower Farm. Courtesy of Stan Cohen.

    Eisenhower

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Conflict - The Eisenhower Years

The President and Nehru at the Eisenhower farm.

The President and Nehru at the Eisenhower farm.

This 1 3/4 hour ranger facilitated program for grades 7 - 12 examines the visit by Prime Minister Jawarahal Nehru of India to the farm within the context of the Cold War crises confronting the world in 1956. Students assume the role of state department personnel, and using primary source documents, develop a plan for Nehru's visit. Decisions must be made related to agenda, protocol, security, etc. Attendance at the Teacher Workshop in November is required prior to participation in this program.

Conflict: A Visit by a World Leader is the culminating site visit for the lessons in the Conflict and Conflict Resolution Lesson Plan, a Parks as Classroom program. Lesson plans in the teaching package cover:

1. Conflict and Its Resolution
2. Causes of International Conflict
3. Eisenhower and His Times
4. Conflict and the Eisenhower Administration
5. How Eisenhower Handled Conflict

The five lesson plans are flexible enough so that either one or all five can be used prior to the site visit. Teachers will receive a Conflict! The Eisenhower Years lesson plan folder upon registering for the program. Lesson plans are also available HERE.

Call (717) 338-9114 Ext. 4411 or fax/mail the form below to register for the program:
Student Education Program Registration Form

The half-day Teacher Workshop, scheduled for Tues., November 4, 2014, includes classroom and field study, and will familiarize teachers with the site and the classroom lessons in the teaching package. Call (717) 338-9114 Ext. 4411 or fax/mail the form below to register for the workshop.
Conflict Teacher Workshop Registration Form

Did You Know?

General Eisenhower

General Dwight D. Eisenhower objected to the use of the atomic bomb against Japan contending that its employment was completely unnecessary. He argued that Japan was already virtually defeated and the US should “avoid shocking world opinion.”