Lyndon B. Johnson Teacher Resources
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President Lyndon Johnson
In this United States presidents worksheet, students learn about the life and presidency of President Lyndon Johnson. They then answer the 8 multiple choice questions. The answers are on the last page.
"Let us Reason Together" Lyndon Johnson, Master Legislator
Students explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this congress lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Students respond to discussion questions connected to the lecture and participate in a legislative simulation.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Students take a closer look at legislation passed in the 1960s. In this Great Society lesson, students research 6 key pieces of legislation signed into law by Johnson. Students use their findings to write collaborative reports.
The 36th President: Lyndon B. Johnson, US History
Students research and analyze Lyndon B. Johnson's achievements as the 36th President focusing on his legislative program. They consider how the passage of time can influence a President's reputation.
A Shared Past
Students discuss perceptions they have about Lyndon Johnson. They compare three explanations of Lyndon Johnson's actions as president based upon different biographical approaches.
South Koreans in the Vietnam War
Students consider why South Koreans fought in the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, students engage in an activity through which they investigate why South Koreans fought in the Vietnam War and how their participation in the war was viewed.
The Flying Inauguration of the "Sudden President
Students study the inauguration process as well as what the constitution states about who succeeds the President of the US when the office is emergently vacant. They discuss the role of government and the events leading to Lyndon Johnson's emergency inauguration.
JFK, LBJ, and the Fight for Equal Opportunity in the 1960s
Students examine the presidencies and John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. For this American history lesson, students specifically analyze the civil rights support of the 2 presidents and their support of civil rights legislation. Students use their research findings to create news commentary regarding the domestic policies of the 2 presidents.
TOPPS—Presidential Inaugural Speeches
Analyze the inaugural speeches of selected presidents in this primary source analysis lesson. Middle schoolers collaborate to analyze an excerpt from Lyndon B. Johnson's inaugural speech and evaluate the speaker's argument, determining whether he met the goals he laid out. They then research post World War II presidents' inaugural speeches and determine whether they met their goals.
Civil Rights: An Investigation
Young scholars take a closer look at the political side of the American Civil Rights Movement. In this 20th century American history lesson, students research the contributions of President Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and J. Edgar Hoover to the movement. Young scholars also read the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Lyndon B. Johnson's Presidency
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this presidential history lesson plan, students research the accomplishments of Lyndon B. Johnson. Learners create wanted posters and commemorative plaques that feature their research findings.
How did Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson affect the Civil Rights Movement?
High schoolers research Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson then utilize their findings to determine what each of the three Presidents contributed to the Civil Rights Movement. In this U.S. History lesson, students work in small groups to create a poster and a Venn Diagram that depicts their findings.
Johnson's Great Society (5)
In this online interactive American history worksheet, high schoolers answer 15 matching questions regarding Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
African Americans and the Vietnam War
No need to look any further. This resource has everything for a solid exploration of the role of African Americans in the Vietnam War. Class members read primary sources, including a Martin Luther King speech, political cartoons of the era, as well as a comic book. All of the discussion questions are included as are the materials. In the end, 11th graders create an informational flyer for King's April 4th, 1967 speech. It includes a synthesis of information they learned throughout.
Johnson's Great Society (1)
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
A Shared Past: New Deal Texans
Learners evaluate the role of prominent Texans in the New Deal.
Constitution Day: The 1965 Alabama Literacy Test
Tenth graders examine the United States Constitution. In this American Government lesson, 10th graders read excerpts from President Johnson's speech to Congress and parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Students research other obstructions which were placed before African Americans attempting to vote before the Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Decision to Americanize the War in Vietnam
Students research the major events of the Vietnam War and construct a timeline. They do the same with the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson or the 1960's. They act as an advisor to President Johnson to recommend a course of action regarding the Vietnam War.
The Changing Role of Women
Eleventh graders examine the evolution of women's rights in America. In this cultural movements lesson, 11th graders analyze primary documents and discuss historical events in order to see how Abigail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, Margaret Sanger, and James K. Polk influenced the women's movement in the United States. Students write letters and create posters based on their findings.
Students examine the presidential achievements and regrets of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this primary source research lesson plan, students read excerpts of LBJ's diary and conduct further research on topics mentioned in the diary. Students then prepare a Prezi presentation of their research and impressions.