Lesson Plan

Molding of a Leader: Lesson 4

Dwight Eisenhower (front row, second from left) and his 5th grade class.
Dwight Eisenhower (first row, second from left) with his 5th grade class
Grade Level:
Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
Language Arts, Reading, U.S. Presidents
45 mins.
Group Size:
Up to 36
National/State Standards:
PA Education Standards
English/Language Arts  1.2.5 A, 1.5.5 B


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.


After reading Home and Family, students will identify examples of responsible behavior in young Dwight D. Eisenhower's life.

Students will rate their own ability to act with responsibility.




Molding of a Leader: Lesson 4 Materials

Incudes:Responsibilty questionaire, Home and Family reading assignment


1. Students will use the Responsibiliy Questionaire to rate their own level of responsible behavior as well as several of their classmates.

2. Students will read the selection titled: Home and Family. After the reading, they will complete the activities in the Responsibility Questionaire.

3. As an additional activity students may write their own story about responsibility and sharing it with the class. .


Check out the other lessons:
Introduction - Molding of a Leader

Lesson 1 - Defining a Person of Character

Lesson 2 - The Development of Character Over Time

Lesson 3 - Getting on the Right TRRACC - Ike's Stories

Lesson 4 - Defining Responsibility

Site Visit - President Eisenhower : "A Man of Many Hats"

Lesson 5 - Post Visit - Get on the right TRRACC,Trustworthy, Respectful, Responsible, Accountable, Caring, and Citizenship