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THE ARTICLE

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States and the last to be born in the nineteenth century. He was born in Texas in 1890, the third of seven sons. He excelled in sports in high school, and received an appointment to the West Point Military Academy. This prepared him for a distinguished career in the Army. He is often ranked as one of America’s top 10 Presidents.

In his early Army career, he excelled in his duties. After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, he was called to Washington for a war plans assignment. He commanded the Allied Forces landing in North Africa. On D-Day, 1944, he led the troops invading France. After the war, he became President of Columbia University. In 1951 he became the first Supreme Commander of the newly established NATO forces.

Republicans persuaded him to run for President in 1952. "I like Ike" was an irresistible slogan; he won with a sweeping victory. During his two terms in office, Eisenhower got a truce in Korea and worked tirelessly to ease the tensions of the Cold War. This was difficult as both the US and Soviet Union were stockpiling nuclear bombs. He signed the bill that created NASA to compete with the Russians in the space race.

At home, he pursued the moderate policies of "Modern Republicanism." When he left office in 1961, he pointed out that, "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world." He also ordered the complete desegregation of the Armed Forces. "There must be no second class citizens in this country," he wrote. He died after a long illness on March 28, 1969.

Article adapted from www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/dwightdeisenhower

         
         From www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents


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LISTENING GAP FILL


 

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States and _____________________ the nineteenth century. He was born in Texas in 1890, the third of seven sons. _____________________ high school, and received an appointment to the West Point Military Academy. This prepared him for a distinguished career in the Army. He _____________________ of America’s top 10 Presidents.

In his early Army career, he _____________________. After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, he was called to Washington for a war plans assignment. He commanded the Allied Forces landing in North Africa. On D-Day, 1944, he _____________________ France. After the war, he became President of Columbia University. In 1951 he became the first Supreme Commander of _____________________ NATO forces.

Republicans _____________________ for President in 1952. "I like Ike" was an irresistible slogan; he won with a sweeping victory. During his two terms in office, Eisenhower got a truce in Korea and worked tirelessly _____________________ of the Cold War. This was difficult as both the US and Soviet Union were _______________________. He signed the bill that created NASA to compete with the Russians in the space race.

At home, he pursued _______________________ of "Modern Republicanism." When he left office in 1961, _____________________, "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world." He also ordered the complete desegregation of the Armed Forces. "There must be no __________________-____ this country," he wrote. He died after a long illness on March 28, 1969.


  CORRECT THE SPELLING

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States and the last to be born in the nineteenth utrcney. He was born in Texas in 1890, the third of seven sons. He excelled in sports in high school, and received an appointment to the West Point Military Academy. This errpdeap him for a distinguished career in the Army. He is often dkeanr as one of America’s top 10 Presidents.

In his early Army career, he excelled in his duties. After Japan ecaktdta Pearl Harbor, he was called to Washington for a war plans assignment. He commanded the Allied Forces landing in North Africa. On D-Day, 1944, he led the troops nidagnvi France. After the war, he became President of Columbia University. In 1951 he became the first Supreme Commander of the yelnw established NATO forces.

Republicans persuaded him to run for President in 1952. "I like Ike" was an irresistible aolnsg; he won with a sweeping ivtrcyo. During his two terms in office, Eisenhower got a truce in Korea and worked tirelessly to ease the tineonss of the Cold War. This was difficult as both the US and Soviet Union were stockpiling nuclear bombs. He signed the bill that created NASA to compete with the Russians in the space race.

At home, he pursued the reomaedt policies of "Modern Republicanism." When he left office in 1961, he pointed out that, "America is today the strongest, most antefliluin, and most productive nation in the world." He also ordered the complete desegregation of the Armed Forces. "There must be no second class tneszici in this country," he wrote. He died after a long illness on March 28, 1969.


  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States the and to in century last born nineteenth the be. He was born in Texas in 1890, the third of seven sons. He excelled school high in sports in, and received an appointment to the West Point Military Academy. This prepared him for a distinguished career in the Army. as of is ranked one He often America’s top 10 Presidents.

In his early Army career, he excelled in his duties. After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Washington to called was he war a for plans assignment. He commanded the Allied Forces landing in North Africa. On D-Day, 1944, the led he France invading troops. After the war, he became President of Columbia University. In 1951 of became first Commander he the Supreme the newly established NATO forces.

President persuaded to for Republicans him run in 1952. "I like Ike" was an irresistible slogan; he won with a sweeping victory. During his two terms in office, Eisenhower got a truce in Korea and worked ease of War to tensions Cold tirelessly the the. This was difficult as both the US and Soviet Union were stockpiling nuclear bombs. created signed NASA the to bill compete that He with the Russians in the space race.

At home, policies moderate the pursued he of "Modern Republicanism." When he left office in 1961, he pointed out that, "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world." the also complete ordered He desegregation of the Armed Forces. "There must be no second class this citizens country in," he wrote. He died after a long illness on March 28, 1969.


  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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  STUDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about Dwight D. Eisenhower in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

  WRITING

Write about Dwight D. Eisenhower for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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  HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER POSTER Make a poster about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER LESSON: Make your own English lesson on Dwight D. Eisenhower. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on Dwight D. Eisenhower. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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