Academy Schedule cont.

Wednesday, July 11


Using Primary Source Material in the Classroom - David Rosenbaum, National Archives.


Film Segment: Suburban America: Park Forest, Illinois, Levittown, NY.

Discussion with Dr. David Schuyler, Franklin and Marshall College; Dr. Cotton Seiler,

Dickinson College; Birkner and Hegeman.

Film Segment: American Automobility in the 1950s.

Discussion with Dr. Cotton Seiler, Schuyler, Birkner and Hegeman.

Popular Culture Q & A, Schuyler, Seiler, Birkner and Hegeman.


Dinner at the Gettysburg Hotel.

Eisenhower and the Men of D-Day - Richard Lemmers, Park Ranger.

Thursday, July 12


Hike with Ike - Explore Eisenhower's life in Gettysburg - John Joyce, Park Ranger

Making a film documentary - Dr. George Colburn, Historian, Producer, Filmmaker.

Film segment: Eisenhower and Civil Rights.

Discussion with Dr. Keith Olson, University of Maryland; Dr. David Nichols, Southwestern

College; Colburn and Birkner.


Film segment: Eisenhower & McCarthy.

Discussion with Olson, Nichols, Colburn, Birkner.

Film segment: Eisenhower & Suez.

Discussion with Olson, Nichols, Colburn, Birkner.

Free time to explore Gettysburg.


Gala picnic at Eisenhower NHS.

Meet Eisenhower associate Art Kennell.

Friday, July 13


Lesson Plan Ideas for the Classroom - Hegeman.

Eisenhower's Leadership - Dr. Birkner.


Travel to National Park Service Visitor Center.

Visitor Center Film / Cyclorama.

Gettysburg Battlefield Tour with Licensed Battlefield Guide.

Post Course Assignment
Use the ideas, techniques and knowledge gained at the Academy to prepare a lesson plan for your school curriculum. Lesson plans should be mailed to Carol Hegeman, Eisenhower National Historic Site, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Required for students seeking Pennsylvania Profession Education Credits, suggested for other students.

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