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Eisenhower Museum Programs

Through the gracious donation of the Dane G Hansen Foundation, the Rawlins County students were able to participate in two different programs from the IKExpress education program from the Eisenhower Museum. 

The HS Art students participated in the program 'Paint Like Ike". Just after WWII, Ike was introduced to the hobby of painting and enjoyed it throughout the rest of his life, completing around 300 paintings. Combining history and art, the students learned about Eisenhower's efforts to save art from Hitler, and viewed several of Ike's completed works. To conclude the lesson, students "painted like Ike" and completed one of four paintings left incomplete at the time of Ike's passing. 
The 8th, 10th and 11th graders participated in the program "Holocaust: From a Name to a Number". The students learned about the Holocaust through primary source stories of those persecuted. After reading a firsthand account from a Holocaust survivor, students completed a group-sharing activity that honors these individuals by emphasizing that behind each number is a name and a story. An art component was added to this program with inHUMANITY and the Holocaust, where students painted butterflies to memorialize the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust.
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