Objective: Chapters 1-3 The biography Eisenhower: Soldier and President offers a glimpse into Eisenhower's family life, his childhood, and education through West Point. The objective of this lesson is to examine Dwight D. Eisenhower's formative years.
1) Class Discussion: When was Eisenhower born? Where did Eisenhower's family live? Who were his parents? Where did David, his father, work? What did Ida, his mother, do? How many siblings did he have? How did David and Ida raise their children?
2) Pair Work: Written Summary: What role did Ida play in his life? How were they influential in Eisenhower's life? Did he graduate high school? Did he believe in God? Why is Eisenhower's childhood significant?
3) Independent Work: Library Research: Students should find information on West Point Military Academy, including its location, the curriculum, and other important areas.
4) Homework: Journal Entry: What does the author, Stephen E. Ambrose, note about Eisenhower's interests...
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