John F. Kennedy Teacher Resources
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John F. Kennedy: Remarks in the Rudolph Wilde Platz, Berlin
9th - 12th
“Ich bin ein Berliner.” Here’s the full text of John F. Kennedy’s famous address delivered to the people of Berlin on June 26, 1963. The resource could be used as part of a study of Kennedy’s presidency, of rhetorical devices, or as...
Women of the Civil Rights Movement: Teacher Transparency
8th - 11th
With an image of the Civil Rights leaders in the Oval Office with John F. Kennedy, learners view and identify the men in the picture and the parts they played in the Civil Rights Movement. This image would be especially useful in the...
A Case Study of Presidential Inaugurations: Kennedy and Obama
8th - 12th
How do the inauguration ceremonies of a president-elect reflect the values of that president? This is the question presented to government students as they research and compare the inaugurations of John F. Kennedy in 1961 and...
Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
America was founded by dreamers, and the American dream still resonates in our country today. Track the American dream from its Puritan beginnings to its optimistic descendants with a instructional activity that focuses on speeches by...
Find the Meaning: JFK's Inaugural Speech
9th - 11th CCSS: Designed
Analyze a seminal speech from the 20th century with an activity focused on President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. After reading an excerpt from the address, pupils use a worksheet to practice their reading comprehension skills...
President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address
14 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The strong, direct words of President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address provided a philosophical turning point to 20th century American democracy. For 13 poignant minutes, the 35th president cautioned his fellow citizens about showing...