Lesson Plan

Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 5

President Eisenhower delivering his televised Farewell Address, Jan. 17, 1961.

President Eisenhower delivering his televised Farewell Address, Jan. 17, 1961.

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Grade Level:
Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Subject:
History, Reading
Duration:
1 hr.
Group Size:
Up to 36 (6-12 breakout groups)
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
PA Education Standards:
History 8.3.9 A, 8.3.12 A, 8.3.12 D
Reading, Writing... 1.6.8.A.D.E, 1.6.11.A.D.E, 1.8.8, 1.8.11

Overview

HOW WOULD EISENHOWER HAVE HANDLED IT?
In his farewell address, Eisenhower talked about the need to resolve conflicts at the conference table—and not to allow them to be decided by the “certain agony of the battlefield.”

In this lesson students will act as they believe Eisenhower would have in resolving a current conflict.  Working in groups, students will present the causes of the conflict.  Acting as mediators, they will try to develop a solution.

Objective(s)

Students will be able to discuss and describe the key ideas expressed in Eisenhower's Farewell Address.

Students will be able to apply what they have learned about Eisenhower and conflict resolution to the discussion and analysis of a contemporary conflict.

Materials

Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 5 Materials:
Includes: A copy of Handout #5, "Eisenhower's Farewell Address, " for each student and a copy of Handout #2, "Acting as a Mediator," for each small group of students

Procedure

Extensions

Check out the other lessons:

Lesson 1: Conflict and Its Resolution

Lesson 2: Causes of International Conflict

Lesson 3: Eisenhower and his Times

Lesson 4: Conflicts Eisenhower Faced

Lesson 5: How Would Eisenhower Have Handled It?

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