Lesson Plan

Conflict! The Eisenhower Years: Lesson 4

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

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Grade Level:
Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Subject:
History, U.S. Presidents
Duration:
45 mins.
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
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

Overview

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.

Objective(s)

Students will be able to describe and discuss Eisenhower's life and career.

Through analysis of Eisenhower's own works and the words of those who knew him, students will be able to describe and discuss Eisenhower's character and how he viewed and dealt with conflict.

Materials

Conflict! The Eisenhpower Years: Lesson 4 Materials:
Includes: A copy of Handout #4, "Eisenhower and His Times," for each student

Procedure

Extensions

Point out that this time line emphasizes times when Eisenhower worked to resolve conflicts peacefully. Say, "There are other occasions when Eisenhower did not use peaceful conflict resolution." Assign students to research one of the occasions during his Presidency when Eisenhower and the United States did not resolve conflicts peacefully.

Check out the other lessons:

Lesson 1: Conflict and Its Resolution

Lesson 2: Causes of International Conflict

Lesson 3: Eisenhower and his Times

Lesson 4: Conflicts Eisenhower Faced

Lesson 5: How Would Eisenhower Have Handled It?

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