The Cold War, Civil Rights, 1950s Economics, and Popular Culture are Topics of this year's Eisenhower Academy
Gettysburg, Pa., -- The Third Annual Eisenhower Academy: An Institute for Middle and Secondary School Teachers will be held on July 30 - August 4, 2000 at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. Sponsored by Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg College, and Mount St. Mary's College, the Academy will focus on the Eisenhower presidency, including the events, the crises, and the life-style of 1950's America.
Lectures and discussion throughout the week will cover the Cold War, civil rights, 1950s economics, and popular culture. Field trips include a visit to the Eisenhower home and a walking tour of Eisenhower's Gettysburg. 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.
Eisenhower; Dr. Michael Birkner, Gettysburg College; Dr. Richard
Immerman, Temple University; Dr. Daun Van Ee, John Hopkins University; Dr. Raymond Saulnier, Chairman Economic Advisors 1956 - 1960; Dr. David Schuyler, Franklin and Marshall College; Dr. Robert Preston, Mount St. Mary's College; Carol Hegeman, Eisenhower National Historic Site historian; and Dr. George Colburn, historian and producer of The Eisenhower Era Education Project.
Total cost of the weeklong institute, including food, lodging, field trips, and special evening events is $395 per person double occupancy, $430 single occupancy. Continuing education and graduate credits are available. Limited scholarships are offered through the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg, (717) 334-0772.
For additional Academy information contact Jim Roach at the address or phone number below.
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