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  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years Lesson One

    Soldiers boxing at Camp Colt, U.S. Army Tank Training Center, Gettysburg, 1918

    *What does conflict mean for individuals,communities, and nations?
    *How can we put into practice one of the methods of conflict resolution - mediation?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    The Eisenhower Years: Conflict and Resolution

    As a soldier and as a President, Dwight D. Eisenhower played a seminal role in many of the conflicts of the Twentieth Century. This teaching package introduces students to this great American, but also challenges students to use their study of Eisenhower to explore how conflicts are caused - and how they can be solved.

    Type:
    Student Activities
    Grade level:
    High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Introducing Eisenhower!

    Students will read a short biography of President Eisenhower. They will then choose three important facts from his life and write a short speech to introduce the President to their PTO as a guest speaker.

    Type:
    Student Activities
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Eisenhower: Resolving Conflict

    In this activity, 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:
    Student Activities
    Grade level:
    High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Eisenhower: Causes of Conflict

    Students will read "Making War," by President Carter. Many of the conflicts described by former President Carter were ones in which Dwight Eisenhower played a major role. Lead students in a discussion of the key ideas presented in "Making War."

    Type:
    Student Activities
    Grade level:
    High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Building Character: Eisenhower's Story and My Story

    In this activity, students will construct and examine a timeline that encompasses the period from the Civil War through the Eisenhower years.  The students will use the timeline 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:
    Student Activities
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Site Visit

    Eisenhower invited many world leaders to his farm at Gettysburg. In December, 1956, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited the farm for an overnight stay. Students will use primary source documents - the actual briefing papers and schedules - to develop their own planned visit for this world leader.

    Type:
    Field Trips,Primary Sources
    Grade level:
    High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Eisenhower and his Times

    This timeline shows key events in the life and career of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the role he played in affecting issues of the time.

    Type:
    Teacher Reference Materials
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Eisenhower: The Molding of a Leader

    In this activity, 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:
    Student Activities
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflicts Eisenhower Faced

    President-elect Eisenhower visiting the Korean front, December 1952.

    In this lesson, students will analyze Eisenhower’s own words and the words of those who knew him.

    Students will then be able to answer the following essential questions:
    How can you describe Dwight Eisenhower’s life, career, and character? How did Eisenhower’s character influence how he viewed and dealt with conflict?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
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