The Eisenhower Academy, an institute for middle and secondary school teachers, will be held July 30 – August 4, 2000, at Gettysburg College and Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA. Sponsored by the National Park Service, Gettysburg College, and Mount St. Mary's College, the Academy will focus on Dwight D. Eisenhower as president and world leader as well as the events and life-style of the 1950s. Lectures and discussion will cover civil rights, the Cold War, 1950's economics, and popular culture. Field trips will include a visit to the Eisenhowers' home. Participants will have the opportunity to interview Eisenhower friends and family members, and use primary source documents, film, video footage, and the internet as research tools.
Some of the faculty include: Dr. Michael Birkner, Gettysburg College; Dr. Richard Immerman, Temple University; Dr. Raymond Saulnier, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors 1956-60; Susan Eisenhower, historian; Dr. David Schuyler, Franklin and Marshall College, Dr. George Colburn, historian/producer The Eisenhower Era Project; Dr. Robert Preston, Mount St. Mary's College, Dr. Daun van Ee, John Hopkins University; Wynell Schamel, National Archives, Bob Clark, ABC news reporter 1950-80.
Total cost, including field trips, special evening events, lodging and all meals, is $395 per person double occupancy, $430 single occupancy. Continuing education and graduate credits are available. For more information, phone 717-338-9114, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nps.gov/eise/instit.htm.
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