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Lesson Plans
IKEducation is committed to providing free materials that foster students’ knowledge of the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower through the examination of primary sources. Each lesson plan aligns with national standards and provides ideas and resources to help teachers make learning engaging.
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Grade School

From four-legged recruits to Rosies, or steelies to civil rights, students will enjoy learning about the young life of Dwight D. Eisenhower, how World War II affected the lives of kids on the home front, or the issues they asked President Eisenhower.

Middle School

With these engaging learning activities, middle school students can give voice to those who were silenced in one of humanity's darkest chapters, or finish one of Dwight D. Eisenhower's last paintings.

High School

IKEducation offers several lesson plans that connect high school students with primary sources and asks them to analyze the tough, history-changing decisions Dwight D. Eisenhower had to make as both Supreme Allied Commander in World War II and President of the United States.

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“The essence of leadership is to get others to do something because they think you want it done and because they know it is worth while doing.”

Dwight Eisenhower

Remarks at the Republican Campaign Picnic, President’s Gettysburg Farm, September 12, 1956