Education Program Mission Statement
To share with students, teachers, scholars, and all interested citizens, the history of General of the Army and President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the times in which he lived, through dynamic outreach, creative onsite programs, relevant educational materials, and online resources.
Schedule an IKEducation K-12 Field Trip
The Eisenhower Foundation, through IKEducation, offers numerous K-12 education programs at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home. To learn about the programs offered and to schedule a field trip to the Presidential Library, visit the Eisenhower Foundation's field trip page.
Civics for All of US
Civics for All of US is a new national civic education initiative from the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Center for Legislative Archives, and the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement. As part of this initiative the education team at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and educators across the National Archives will be providing teachers with programming, curricula, and exceptional field trip experiences both online and in-person.
Visit the National Archives without leaving your school or home! We offer free distance learning opportunities for students and educators.
New Online Student Programs
Check out the schedule of interactive learning programs!
Programs are available for preschool through 12th grade, and are scheduled weekly through the end of May. All programs, offered via a web link in partnership with the Presidential Primary Sources Project, will take place at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT / 12 p.m. MT / 11 a.m. PT.
You can access recordings of past programs from the Presidential Primary Sources Project on YouTube.
Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. Our goal is to create engagement through fun activities, public programs, and virtual content to reach "kids" of all ages!
- Coloring Pages
- Picture Puzzles
- Word Puzzles
- Virtual Tours
- Lunch & Learn Program Series
- Why Like Ike Series
Read stories, answer questions, and complete activities while learning about Dwight Eisenhower's childhood.
Dreams of a Barefoot Boy
The 16-part "Dreams of a Barefoot Boy" originally appeared in the 2017 Kansas Newspapers in Education. Each article concludes with discussion questions and enrichment activities. Please feel free to share your answers to the questions and activities on our Facebook page.