This exhibit guide will encourage middle - secondary students to stop and critically think about the content of current exhibitory and the primary sources that are evidence of the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Activities and QR codes link students and teachers to online resources for rather investigation after the field trip.
A Closer Look at Ike is a great learning guide for elementary groups to engage with specific photographs and artifacts as they tour the current Eisenhower exhibitory. An IKEducator will introduce and conclude the activity.
The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is home to thousands of primary sources linked by their relevance to the life and times of Dwight D. Eisenhower. However each of these artifacts, documents, or photos has its own secret life, its own story.
This exhibit guide asks upper elementary - middle school students to analyze the artifacts on display and consider what individual stories they may have and how they reveal the bigger picture of Ike's life.
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 and its surrounding quotes and images, students will apply map-reading skills 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.