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Resolving Kennedy's Legacy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the medical condition that plagued John F. Kennedy throughout his life.  In this US History lesson, 11th graders read and analyze uncovered documents in relation to Kennedy.  Students write a report on John...
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The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Lesson in Decision Making

For Students 11th
In this American History worksheet, 11th graders analyze different scenarios and create possible solutions. 
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The Kennedy Administration and the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students evaluate the Kennedy Administration's involvement in the civil rights movement. In this Civil rights lesson, students read and take notes from speeches connected to the historic March on Washington from the National Archives in...
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Political Debates: Advising a Candidate

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Debates are a key part of presidential campaigns, and high school historians get a chance to analyze debates from the past and present: first, the debate between Nixon and Kennedy, and then a recent debate of their choosing. Also...
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DVD Lesson Plan: Thirteen Days

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here you'll find a fine teacher reference for presenting the film Thirteen Days, a dramatic interpretation of the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Kennedy administration. It includes a brief description of the film, learning objectives, a...
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President Johnson 1965 Inaugural Address

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Rocked by the sudden assassination of their beloved President John F. Kennedy, the American people elected Lyndon B. Johnson to be the 36th president of the United States. President Johnson addresses his fellow citizens from the Capitol...
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Analyzing the Inaugural Address

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get high school historians to step outside their own shoes by responding to JFK's inaugural address from the perspective of a civil rights activist, a soviet diplomat, or a Cuban exile. After a class discussion about the address, the...
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The Vietnam War 1954-1975

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss the full travesty of the Vietnam War. Whether it's for history class, Memorial Day, or Veterans Day, this slide show is sure to make an impact on learners in the upper grades. Vivid images, concise language, and the complete...
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Understanding JFK's Presidency through his Speeches

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students reflect and discuss the major events that happened in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's.  In this U.S. History lesson, students read and analyze the famous speeches during this time frame, then complete a worksheet that...
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Use famous orators of the past to teach rhetoric to your middle schoolers. In groups, they examine speeches by Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and John F. Kennedy, creating and presenting Wordsplashes to display keywords and their stance on...
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Cold War - Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students examine the causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis. For this Cold War lesson, students watch a video, read a letter and listen to a transcript about the Cuban Missile Crisis. They then write a letter offering advice to President...
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Kennedy Presidency and the Cold War

For Students 8th - 12th
In this 1960's America worksheet, students read articles about the Kennedy presidency and the Cold War. Students then respond to 12 short answer questions regarding the articles.
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Kennedy and the Crisis Video Guide

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Cold War worksheet, students watch a video about the Cuban Missile Crisis and respond to 10 short answer questions about the video.
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"The Missiles of October": The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba in 1962 and how that presence triggered an international crisis. The options available to the president as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each are articulated in...
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Cuba Embargo

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
President John F. Kennedy bought 1,200 Cuban cigars the night before he enacted the Cuban trade embargo in 1962. Should the United States maintain the embargo? Using the website, pupils explore the topic to prepare for a class debate or...
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Founding Documents of the Peace Corps

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners examine United States foreign policy in the period immediately following World War II through the activities of the Peace Corps.
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The New Frontier and the Great Society

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this 1960s American history worksheet, young scholars identify the 7 terms that best match 7 descriptions, eliminate 3 false statements, and identify 2 historical themes pertaining to Kennedy's new frontier and Johnson's Great Society.
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An American President in American Art

For Teachers 6th
Learners discuss the life and death of both Elaine De Kooning and the president she painted, John Kennedy. They learn how Kooning chose to describe President Kennedy through abstract expressionism and why her choice of color and shape...
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Analyzing the Rhetoric of JFK’s Inaugural Address

For Teachers 9th - 12th
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your. country.” Did you know that John Kenneth Galbraith, Adlai Stevenson, and Theodore Sorensen helped John F. Kennedy craft his 1961...
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Alliteration in Literature and Rhetoric

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers are asked to identify the alliteration used in John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address, Emily Dickinson's "May-Flower," and a passage from Robert Lewis Stevenson's Kidnapped.
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Analysis of Two Speeches

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While learners only hear one speech, they set the stage for critical analysis and textual comparison. They discuss rhetoric, figurative language, and word choice as they listen to a civil rights speech read by John F. Kennedy. They...
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Grandparent Interview

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
An engaging instructional activity focuses on personal experiences with well-known historical events, such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor or the assassination of John F. Kennedy. After interviewing their grandparents or other members of...
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Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the election of 1960. They examine the political styles of important leaders, the issue of money, and the issue of fair play in American politics. Students explore the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.
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Chapter 24 – The JFK & LBJ Administrations

For Students 8th - 12th
For this 20th century American history worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies and respond to 46 short answer questions.

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