LESSON PLANS

Elementary 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.  Download historical primary resource materials for your elementary classroom accompanied by activities and projects.
Middle School

With these engaging learning activities, middle school students can learn to use an unbreakable code that helped the Allies win Word War II, or play a board game that teaches the challenges of war rationing and use of home front propaganda. 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 ask 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.