The Eisenhower Academy, an institute for middle and secondary school teachers, will be held August 5 -10, 2001 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, 1950s 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. Total cost, including field trips, special evening events, lodging and all meals, is $425 per person double occupancy, $460 single occupancy, and $275 for day students. Continuing education and graduate credits are available.
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