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  • 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
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Molding of a Leader: Lesson 4

    Dwight Eisenhower (front row, second from left) and his 5th grade class.

    DEFINING RESPONSIBILITY:
    The students will identify evidence of responsible behavior in the life of the young Dwight D. Eisenhower and compare the evidence to their own lives by recording and discussing their responses to the satisfaction of the classroom teacher.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Reading, U.S. Presidents
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Thaw in the Cold War: Ike and Khrushchev in Gettysburg

    Eisenhower and Khrushchev at Camp David

    Thaw in the Cold War delves into the superpower meeting between President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, leading students to discover how Eisenhower's brand of diplomacy at his Gettysburg farm temporarily eased the tensions of the Cold War.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Cold War, History, Leadership, U.S. Presidents
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Molding of a Leader: Post Visit Activities

    Eisenhower Good Character Award

    THE SITE VISIT: The ranger will lead the students through a two-hour visit at the Eisenhower National Historic Site.  The different hats Eisenhower wore throughout his life serve as a vehicle for exploring the character and leadership skills he developed because of his life experiences.

    POST VISIT: The children will demonstrate that they will be a person of good character by creating a poster, and/or by writing a letter to the rangers, or by being awarded the Ike Award for Good Character.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Visual Arts, Writing
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 4

    President elect Eisenhower visiting the Korean front, December 1952.

    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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, U.S. Presidents
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Molding of a Leader: Lesson 1

    Get on the Right Trracc Like Ike

    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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, U.S. Presidents
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 5

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

    HOW WOULD EISENHOWER HAVE HANDLED IT?
    In his farewell address, Eisenhower talked about the need to resolve conflicts at the conference tableand 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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Reading
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 2

    American troops fighting in Italy during WWII

    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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, International Relations
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site

    Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 3

    General Eisenhower meeting with American troops in England, 1944

    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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Reading, U.S. Presidents
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