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  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Site Visit

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Site Visit

    A VISIT BY A WORLD LEADER: Eisenhower invited many world leaders to his farm at Gettysburg. Eisenhower said these visits allowed him to “take the measure of the man.” In December, 1956, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited the farm for an overnight stay. At the time, world issues included the invasion of Hungary by the Soviet Union, the expansion of Communism, the Suez Canal, and India’s problems with Pakistan. Planning the visit was an important part of the U. S. foreign policy that year.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Cold War, History, U.S. Presidents
    National/State Standards:
    PA Education Standards: History 8.1.9. 8.1.12, 8.1.3.12 Civics and Govt. 5.4.9A, 5.4.9B, 5.4.12A, 5.4.12B
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 5

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 5

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Reading
    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
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 4

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 4

    HOW EISENHOWER FACED CONFLICTS: Students learn about how Eisenhower shaped his time. They describe and discuss Eisenhower’s character and how he viewed and dealt with conflict.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, U.S. Presidents
    National/State Standards:
    PA Education Standards: History 8.3.9.D, 8.3.12.A.D Reading, Writing... 1.6.8 A.D.E, 1.6.11.A.D.E
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 3

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 3

    EISENHOWER AND HIS TIMES: This lesson focuses on the life and career of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the role he played in affecting issues of the time. Students move through a time line of Eisenhower’s life, adding information about the historical time in which he lived.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Reading, U.S. Presidents
    National/State Standards:
    PA Education Standards: Reading, Writing... 1.2.8 A, 1.2.11 A History 8.3.12 A Civics and Government 5.2.9.B.E, 5.2.12.B.E
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 2

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 2

    CAUSES OF INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT: Students need a basic grounding in the history of international conflicts so that they can better understand the seminal role that Dwight D. Eisenhower played in resolving many of the most important conflicts of the Twentieth Century. In this lesson, students discuss an essay by former President Jimmy Carter on the history of war. They also apply what they learned in Lesson 1.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, International Relations
    National/State Standards:
    PA Education Standards: Civics and Govt. 5.3.9, 5.3.12, 5.4.9, 5.4.12 Reading, Writing, Speaking... 1.6.8 D, 1.6.11 D History 8.3.9 D, 8.3.12 D
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 1

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 1

    CONFLICT AND ITS RESOLUTION Former President Jimmy Carter, who has helped resolve many international conflicts, says, “On the most basic level, conflict occurs when interests differ.” This is true for individuals – in families, classrooms, or on the job. It is also true among nations. In this lesson, students learn about conflict. They role play an example of interpersonal conflict, then gain experience – again through role play – in one method of solving conflicts, mediation.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, International Relations
    National/State Standards:
    PA Education Standards: Career Education: Career Retention and Advancement 13.3.8, 13.3.11 Civics and Government: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship 5.2.9, 5.2.12
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Molding of a Leader: Introduction

    Molding of a Leader: Introduction

    The Molding of a Leader is a character education program for 4th and 5th grade students focusing on Eisenhower's leadership ability and the trust others had in him as both Supreme Commander and 34th President of the United States. Five lesson plans challenge students to learn about the character traits that helped mold Eisenhower into such an effective leader and consider how to develop and demonstrate those same character traits in their own lives.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, Reading, U.S. Presidents, World War II, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    PA Education Standards: English/Language Arts 1.2.5 A, 1.5.5 B, 1.6.5 D
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Molding of a Leader: Lesson 3

    Molding of a Leader: Lesson 3

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, Reading, U.S. Presidents, World War II, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    PA Education Standards English/Language Arts: 1.2.5 A, 1.6.5 D Character Education - Recognize, identify, exhibit good character.
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Molding of a Leader: Lesson 1

    Molding of a Leader: Lesson 1

    DEFINING A PERSON OF CHARACTER: Students will define character traits in their own words, comparing their definitions with those found in the dictionary. They will give examples of times when they have recognized traits in others by taking an imagery walk around the school or town.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, U.S. Presidents
    National/State Standards:
    PA Education Standards English/Language Arts - 1.6.5 D Character Education - Recognize, identify, exhibit good character
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Molding of a Leader: Lesson 2

    Molding of a Leader: Lesson 2

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHARACTER OVER TIME: In this lesson, students will construct and examine a time line that encompasses the period from the Civil War through the Eisenhower years. The students will use the time line to choose events they feel gave President Eisenhower and their own family members opportunities to develop the character traits of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Accountability, Caring and Citizenship

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, U.S. Presidents
    National/State Standards:
    PA Education Standards: History/Social Sciences - 8.1.6 English/Language Arts - 1.2.5 A, 1.5.5 B, 1.6.5 D Character Education - recognize, identify, exhibit good character