Eisenhower’s Farewell Address | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
Who was Dwight D. Eisenhower? While perhaps not discussed as often as other 20th century presidents, Eisenhower led the nation through a period of profound transformation in a deliberate manner that reflected his study of history and experience as a leader. In this video, Kirk Higgins and Professor of History at the College of the Sequoias, Dr. Stephen Tootle, discuss the legacy of Eisenhower’s Farewell Address. What does this speech reveal about his understanding of the presidency? What does Eisenhower see as America’s role in the world?
General Dwight D. Eisenhower: D-Day and Responsibility
In this lesson, students will read an account about General Eisenhower’s actions on D-Day and how they can act responsibly in their own lives through readings, discussions, and a presentation project.
President Dwight Eisenhower, Responsibility, and Restraint of American Power
In this lesson, students will learn how President Eisenhower made responsible decisions related to war and foreign policy during his tenure. They will also consider ways in which they can make responsible decisions.
Eisenhower and the Little Rock Crisis (1957)
A document-based question which explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's response to the Little Rock Crisis. This lesson asks students to asses President Eisenhower's constitutional justification for his decision to send federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce a federal court's order to integrate public schools.
A Primary Source Close Reads Video Playlist
Primary Source Close Reading with BRI investigates some of the most pivotal speeches and documents that made America. In this series, join BRI staff Kirk Higgins and guests as they dissect how seminal documents, court cases, and speeches forged America’s development and impact our lives today.