IKEtivities Around Campus

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Presidential Gallery Guide


The Presidential Gallery Guide includes an artifact hunt and several activities that focus students' time and attentions while in the Presidential Gallery of the Eisenhower Museum. The guide has been created to accommodate younger learners who may be focusing on more of a visual search or older learners who are expected to read text panels and answer critical thinking questions. In addition, Quick Response (QR) Codes link students to online resources for further investigation. Guides take approximately one hour to complete and, please note, only pencils are allowed inside the buildings. Ask for an Exhibit Guide when entering the museum or scheduling your field trip.
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Created by the IKEducation staff of experienced teachers, this guide offers different activities to complement the temporary exhibit, Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President, located in the Eisenhower Presidential Museum.  As they mosey through the exhibit, students will gather information about the rise and fall of the cattle drive and cowboy life on the Chisholm Trail. They will discover the impact those wild west cowboys had on Abilene and the “pop culture cowboy” of the Eisenhower Era.

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IKE Spy


Looking for an activity to complement your elementary students' Boyhood Home tour? Modeled after the "I Spy" series, this fun handout asks students to spot various artifacts found throughout the house as they learn about what life was like for Dwight Eisenhower's family in turn-of-the century Kansas.
Flat Ike at Boyhood Home

Flat Ike on Campus


The Flat Stanley books by Jeff Brown have been entertaining young readers for years, while also starting a movement that has taught kids oodles about geography and social studies. IKEducation wants to continue that effort, so we provide a flattened version of the eleven-foot statue of General Eisenhower that overlooks his Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home. After learning facts about the statue, its quotes and images, students will use iPads to take photos with Flat Ike around our campus and then email them back to their teacher with notes or descriptions that document their field trip.
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Museum BINGO


Museum BINGO is a perfect way for elementary groups or families with younger kids to engage with specific photographs and artifacts as they tour the Eisenhower Presidential Museum's permanent exhibits. 
Ten versions of the BINGO cards are available for groups scheduling in advance.