The Eisenhower Academy, a summer institute for teachers, will be held July 9 - 14, 2006 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 presents an in-depth perspective of Dwight D. Eisenhower as president and world leader, and introduces effective strategies for teaching the Cold War era in the classroom. Lectures and discussion cover civil rights, the Cold War, 1950's economics, popular culture, and new scholarship on the Eisenhower Presidency. Field trips include a visit to the Eisenhowers' home. Participants have the opportunity to interview Eisenhower friends and family members, and become familiar with 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 $575 for single occupancy. Cost for day students is $310. Pennsylvania professional education credits and graduate credits are available.
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