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On This Day: President John F. Kennedy - Life, Death, Legacy

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
John F. Kennedy and the American Camelot dazzled the United States. His legacy is more complicated, however, and it includes the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. Pupils view history as it unfolded with news reels on the Bay of Pigs, Cuban...
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John F. Kennedy

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about John F. Kennedy. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Kennedy Assassination: Cutting through Conspiracies

For Teachers 9th - 11th
First exploring the facts about the John F. Kennedy assassination, this impressive presentation dismantles many popular conspiracy theories about that fateful day. From Jack Ruby's motives to "the magic bullet" to Fidel Castro, the...
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Virtual Tour of John F. Kennedy Library

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners take a virtual tour of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. In this Kennedy presidency lesson plan, students access the library via the Internet and take notes on the experience. Learners write essays using the information...
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Sample Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F....
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John F. Kennedy: A Personal Story (2 Parts)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the life and times of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was different than any other president America had ever seen.
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John F. Kennedy

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 11 short answer and essay questions about the achievements of John F. Kennedy. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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The President’s Desk

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through an engaging interactive site. The guide offers a...
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President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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A Case Study of Presidential Inaugurations: Kennedy and Obama

For Teachers 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...
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Nov. 8, 1960 | Kennedy Is Elected President

For Students 9th - 12th
Using the presidential election of 1960 as background information, learners consider the push of electoral reform. They read about the events and issues surrounding President Kennedy's win in 1960 and compare them to the same issues...
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Poetry in Unlikely Places: John F. Kennedy's Inauguration

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine primary source documents of JFK's inauguration. In this poetry lesson students will compose found poetry based upon his inaugural address.
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The League

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the concept of civic virtue in a democratic state. In this democracy lesson, students listen to John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech, read selections on democracy, and discuss the importance of civic rights and...
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High School Choir Visit to the Kennedy Center

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars attend a musical and tour the Kennedy Center. They are quizzed on the Kennedy Center and theater etiquette. A discussion occurs after the field trip.
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John F. Kennedy: Remarks in the Rudolph Wilde Platz, Berlin

For Students 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...
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Writing About Informational Text The Berlin Wall

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
On June 26, 1963 President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech close to the Berlin Wall at the Rudolph Wilde Platz. On June 12, 1987 President Ronald Reagan Delivered his famous "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down...
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Reliving History Through Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars read a first hand account of John F. Kennedy's assassination. They write an essay describing how a world or national event affected them.
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Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Tale of Two Speeches

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils view and read portions of John F. Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis speech from October 22, 1962. Later in the year, students recall what they remember about the speech and use a Venn Diagram to compare it to Patrick Henry's...
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Women of the Civil Rights Movement: Teacher Transparency

For Students 8th - 11th
With an image of the Civil Rights leaders in the Oval Office with John F. Kennedy, students 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...
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Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore philanthropy throughout the history of the United States. In this character development lesson plan, students listen to a speech by J. F. Kennedy and discuss the impact his speech may have had on volunteerism in our...
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The Kennedys: An American Camelot?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A life in pictures makes sense for a frontline public family like the Kennedys. Slides depict the parents and each sibling as successful, sad, or tragic. The initial slide provides two web links for information to go along with the images.
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Recipe for an Inaugural Address

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
An inaugural address represents the first moments of a new beginning. Using John F. Kennedy's speech as a model for guided practice, groups examine the ingredients of an inaugural address. Individuals then repeat the analysis process...
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They Had a Dream

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
They had a dream—a dream so powerful it can still inspire citizens of today and the future. Here, young historians learn about the 1963 march on Washington led by Martin Luther King Jr. by closely examining a photograph of a meeting held...
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Find the Meaning: JFK's Inaugural Speech

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
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 learning exercise to practice their reading comprehension...
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Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The United States—specifically John F. Kennedy—played a large role during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A history resource poses questions that encourage critical thinking as well as in-depth analysis of images from the time period.
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The Kennedy Administration

For Teachers 7th - 12th
From his inaugural speech to the Bay of Pigs, major events concerning the Kennedy presidency are discussed. Slides provide an array of images and web links to highlight some of the bigger issues surrounding President Kennedy. The...
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On This Day: Cuban Missile Crisis

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Just how close was the world to nuclear war in October 1962? Using White House audio tapes recording John F. Kennedy and his advisors, aerial footage, and newsreels, learners decide for themselves. Historians also weigh in on the Cuban...
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The Cuban Missile Crisis: How to Respond?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
For 13 days, the United States stood on the edge of nuclear War. The Soviet Arms buildup in Cuba is the focus of an activity that asks groups to analyze how the governmental role each of John F. Kennedy's advisors played went on to...
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The History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

For Students 7th - 12th
Who was Vasili Arkhipov and how did he save the world? What did he have to do with the Cuban Missile Crisis and Black Saturday? Get the stories behind the story of the 13-day face off between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev.
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US History Overview 3- WWll to Vietnam

For Students 8th - 11th
This video brings viewers up to modern history (1975) after taking them through WWII, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Though the format of the timeline might appear straightforward, viewers will be engaged...
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US History and Government Examination: June 2014

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The 1960s marked a pivotal point for social and foreign policy in the United States. Using documents, such as speeches from Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy, and authentic test prompts, class members consider the impact of this...
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US History and Government Examination: January 2011

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The presidencies of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan were defined by the Cold War. Using primary source documents and scaffolded analysis questions, pupils explore the effect the Cold War had on these presidencies. A...
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Civil Rights Act of 1964

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWas JFK a fallen Civil Rights hero—or a fraud? Learners examine Kennedy's own words and those of his critics to decide for themselves. After examining Kennedy's actions before his assassination, they determine what sort of legacy he left...
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Resolving Kennedy's Legacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Kennedy presidency. In this presidential history lesson, students watch "Resolving Kennedy's Legacy." Students then discuss the provided questions regarding the presidency and write position papers about about the...
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Chapter 28: Red Flags and Velvet Revolutions: The End of the Cold War, 1960-1990

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Set your historians up for testing success using this interactive flashcard tool. It is one of many learning strategies offered in this thorough online resource. Although designed for use with a text, the site is valuable independently....
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Race to the Moon!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Here, young historians learn about the space race by examining a letter written to John F. Kennedy by an elementary school student in 1961, and then reading an article to learn the historical context that helps them make sense of it. A...
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Cuban Missile Crisis: Teaching Activities

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students create a timeline of the important events of John F. Kennedy's presidency. They construct a timeline of the major events of the Cuban Missile Crisis. They compare the Missile Crisis events with their presentation in the movie...
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Views of JFK

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review the highlights of Kennedy's campaign and presidency. They least three of the issues related to JFK to research through both print resources and interviews. In addition, they create written summaries from collected...
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JFK Assassination - The Facts

For Students 5th - 6th
In this JFK assassination worksheet, students read the facts about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Students then complete 3 activities for the worksheet.
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President Kennedy and Kentucky Politics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the interactions between Kentucky Governor Bert Combs and President Kennedy. They examine JFK's interest in Kentucky politics and construct history through Governor Bert Comb's interview.
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Dueling Telegrams: 1963 Verbal Power Play Between Wallace and JFK

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Information, inferences, and innuendos. Text and subtext. Class members examine telegrams exchanged between President John F. Kennedy and Alabama Governor George Wallace, studying both what is stated and what is implied by the diction...
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Kennedy's New Frontier (5)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 13 fill in the blank questions regarding the Kennedy presidency. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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New Frontier/Kennedy

For Students 8th - 11th
In this new frontier worksheet, students respond to 16 short answer questions about the Kennedy presidency events such as the Space Race, the Warren Commission, and other events.
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Kennedy's New Frontier (1)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 12 multiple choice questions regarding the Kennedy presidency. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Class members consider what they would have done during the Berlin Blockade or how they would handle the Communist revolution in China using graphic organizers and activities to help build arguments. They also consider the philosophies...
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Oswald Assassination

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What happened to Harvey Oswald after he assassinated President John F. Kennedy? The assessment designed for social studies has scholars describe the image of Oswald's assassination and explain its historical significance. It uses short...
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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
For 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 plan, students read and analyze the famous speeches during this time frame, then complete a worksheet...
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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. In 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
High schoolers 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...
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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, students 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 lesson 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 the community,...
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Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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
In this 20th century American history instructional activity, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies and respond to 46 short answer questions.
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Making Executive Decisions: The Bay of Pigs Invasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners interpret and analyze decision making skills. In this Bay of Pigs lesson, students consider Kennedy's decision to invade Cuba and analyze the outcome of the situation as they participate in a classroom activity...
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Vietnam: Lesson 3

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the Gulf of Tonkin incident and investigate the Ho Chi Minh Trail. In this Vietnam lesson, students complete discussion activities about the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and the approaches of Kennedy...
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The Cold War: Culture of Fear

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the the dropping of the atomic bomb upon the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They examine a speech by President Kennedy and analyze the cause-and-effect relationships between the United States and the Soviet...
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A Nation in Mourning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students reflect on what the deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Lauren Bessette mean to them. They then work to compose and read aloud found poems from The Times' coverage of the burial and memorial services.
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JFK, LBJ, and the Fight for Equal Opportunity in the 1960s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the presidencies and John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. In this American history lesson, students specifically analyze the civil rights support of the 2 presidents and their support of civil rights legislation....
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Birthplace of John F. Kennedy: Home of the Boy Who Would Be President

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners explore the upbringing of John Kennedy and how it effected his culture, character and personality. They investigate their own family traditions, values, and interests.
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Bay of Pigs Invasion

For Students 8th - 11th
A bright collage of photos, maps, and quotes open this video lecture, which details the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The most valuable part of this lecture, however, is hearing about the dynamics of the situation - why the US wanted to oust...
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JFK Challenge

For Students 4th - 11th Standards
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
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Cuban Missle Crisis

For Students 8th - 11th
With a collage format that lends well to note-taking, this presentation allows your students to see the context and implications of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The narration is casual and conversational, as well as informative, and history...
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The Kennedy Years

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read text and view films about the Kennedy administration. In this preseidential administration lesson, 8th graders interview someone who lived during Sputnik, write summaries of lectures, and create posters demonstrating...
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Televised Debates: Candidates Take a Stand

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Elementary or middle school scholars learn about the significance of the first televised live presidential debate between Nixon and Kennedy, all the while discussing what qualities make a good leader, what they can or can't learn about a...
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"I Believe..." Podcast Style

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use this communication skills instructional activity to emphasize evaluating a speaker's main point and argument. After reading Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream Speech" and John F. Kennedy's speech, "I Believe in an America Where...
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Let's stand united! Back in 1964 the United States changed forever. Laws were enacted that called for equal rights among everyone. Listen to the changes the laws caused in the years that followed.
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One Small Step

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explore the steps taken to fulfill President Kennedy's promise to land a man on the moon.They examine the costs and difficulties of fulfilling that promise and the historical events that motivated the nation to do so.
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American Voices and Their Audiences

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Those new to teaching an AP level language and composition prep course and seasoned veterans will find much to treasure in a unit that is designed to help young language scholars develop the skills they need to analyze the language...
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Young JFK’s Plea for a Raise

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
What a terrific lesson on writing a persuasive letter. Learners read and analyze a letter that was actually written by ten-year-old John F. Kennedy. He wrote the letter to his father in an effort to get his allowance increased. Pupils...
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Similarities of the Lincoln and Kennedy Assassinations

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students research the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations. For this presidential history lesson, students check their research against the provided list of similarities between the 2 Presidents and the details regarding their assassinations.
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Vietnam War: Kennedy Assassination

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students determine how the Kennedy assassination impacted the United States and, more specifically, the Vietnam War. In this 20th century American history lesson, students read books and view video clips of the event and then write...
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JKF Library WebQuest

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this John F. Kennedy lesson, students follow the provided directions to complete a WebQuest regarding the Cuban...
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Vietnam War

For Students 8th - 11th
The history, context, and ramifications of the Vietnam War are the topics of this lecture, which details the roles of China, England, France, and the U.S. in the conflict. A timeline and map guide viewers through the events of the...
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Picture It: JFK in High School

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Elementary schoolers learn about young John F. Kennedy. After a teacher-led discussion about his high school years, pupils examine a photograph of Kennedy and four of his friends taken on the grounds of the Choate School in Connecticut....
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Assassination and Aftermath: The Death of JFK and the Warren Report

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine the ways in which the assassination of President John F. Kennedy affected American history and American culture. They explain the role of the media in documenting American history and also influencing that history.
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JFK; The 1960 Election and Foreign Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the dilemmas that plagued the Presidency of John F. Kennedy and its foreign policies.
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John Glenn: The All-American Hero

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students watch a video and participate in discussion about test pilot, astronaut, senator, and hero-John Glenn.
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Geography of the Western Hemisphere, Government and Economics

For Teachers 6th Standards
Using photographs, maps, and other primary source documents, sixth graders research the Cuban Missile Crisis to understand how relations between Cuba and the United States changed as the result of the crisis. Groups identify the three...
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Flashbulb Memories - Jackie Paintings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine photographs of Jackie Kennedy after the assassination of her husband. After reading different points of view, they write their own critique of the photographs. They answer discussion questions and make their own...
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(Mis)Reported and (Mis)Remembered: The Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th Standards
What are the complicated legacies of the Vietnam War? Learners consider the question as they examine videos and primary sources from the conflict. After examining footage and documents such as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and an op-ed...
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The Greatest President

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Who is the greatest US president? George Washington? Abraham Lincoln? FDR? Find out the opinions of your young historians with this cross-curricular writing prompt that engages them in researching the accomplishments of these influential...
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The Space Race

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
From the USSR's launch of Sputnik in 1957 to Neil Armstrong's mission to the moon in 1969, review major events in the timeline of the space race during the mid-twentieth century. 
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 21

For Teachers 12th Standards
". . .the chickens have come home to roost." Chapter 16 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the focus of this lesson plan. Readers use their worksheets to record evidence of character development and Haley's stylistic choices that...
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Presidents

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Can young historians match presidents' childhood photos to their faces today? Challenge them to do it in this fun interactive by the National Park Service! It offers multiple chances to match correctly before giving a brief snippet about...
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Decolonization

For Teachers 10th Standards
The ripple effect from one small event can impact many others. Young historians research the ripple effect World War II had on decolonization in the second installment of an eight-part series. Through primary and secondary documents as...
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Principles vs. Practices

For Teachers 10th Standards
Have you ever wondered what your own World Order would look like? Scholars use primary and secondary documents as well as video clips to investigate and analyze the Cold War. Using the sources, the principles and practices of nations...
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American History: From Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Need an online resource to supplement the paper textbook in your classroom? An all-encompassing website covers historical events throughout the last half of the second millenium, leading right up to the third. From the pre-Columbian...
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A Calendar of Callers The President's House

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers use primary resources (excerpts from the daily schedules of John F.Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan) to examine both the informal and constitutional roles of the president.
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Lyrical Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Introduce lyrical poetry through song. Class members look up "Abraham, Martin, and John," a song first recorded by Dion, and then analyze the poetic structure of the song. They focus on rhythm, stanza, and verse while listening to the...
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Vietnam Unit III: Bobby Lou Letter to JFK

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Shared Resource Primary source letter from Bobbie Lou Pendergrass to John F. Kennedy, asking about U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, 1963
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The Flying Inauguration of the "Sudden President

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners 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...
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1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Provide a little background information and introduce learners to one of the biggest moments in US history: the Apollo 11 moon landing. This news report describes the event, the time, and life in space. This is a report celebrating the...
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Military Advisers in Vietnam: 1963

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did the beginning of the Vietnam War factor into the Cold War with the Soviet Union? As part of a study of American involvement in Vietnam, class members read a letter address to President Kennedy and his response in which he...
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Leaders in the Struggle for Equality

For Teachers 5th
A study of some of the key people in our nation's history, who were champions of equality for everyone, is the focus of this lesson. Small groups rotate through five centers where they answer questions about: Martin Luther King, Jr., Abe...
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Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Ask not what the activity here can do for you, but what you can do with the activity. The answer is quite a lot! Young scholars revisit JFK's famous inaugural address with a focus on his plea for civic engagement. There's a letter to JFK...
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Sources of Information

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review information from a previous lesson about JFK and his assassination. As a class, they identify sources they believe historians use and describe the difference between a primary and secondary source. In groups, they...
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The Physics of Space Battles

For Students 6th - 12th
What is the best space battle of all time, scientifically? The video analyzes fight sequences from popular science fiction movies. It answers questions about momentum, thrust, force, radiation, weapons, lasers, and more. 
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Where Were You?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine various New York Times readers' reflections on the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, by reading and discussing "Readers Reflect on President John F. Kennedy." Students then write their own personal...
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JFK Analysis

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine a recent study of the JFK assassination. They review evidence provided by retired atmospheric chemist, Ken Rahn, and ballistics specialist and statistician, Larry Sturdivan, and determine whether or not they believe a...
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The Land and the Water

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read "The Land and the Water," a fictional short story and an article about John F. Kennedy, Jr. and compare and contrast fictional tragedy to a non-fiction tragedy. They fill out a Venn diagram and write an essay using...
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Making a Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a plan to better their school. In this civil service lesson, students will deepen their understanding of the term "philanthropy" by reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech and a quote by John F....
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Manned Spaced Exploration: From Start to Gemini

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Seven percent of Americans believe the moon landing was staged. The presentation covers manned space exploration from the beginning of the space race through the Gemini missions. The lesson is the 23rd in a set of 26.
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Cuban Exodus

For Students 4th - 12th
A video spotlights former child refugees and their experience of leaving their home country, Cuba, to live in Florida for a safer life. While Fidel Castro reigned, many Cubans families and small children made the decision to leave,...
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The Era That Shaped Oswald

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a video about Lee Harvey Oswald. They discover the world that shaped his beliefs. They discuss the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the importance of the event.
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Civil Rights Leaders

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate three American leaders from the Civil Rights Movement while they examine the early 1960's and the topic of racial equality. They listen to music from the era, read speeches, and look at images of Martin Luther...
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Perspectives on Civil Rights

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine speeches of the Civil Rights Era. In this American history lesson, students listen to speeches delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy. Students respond to guiding questions as they listen to the...
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Great Speakers of the 20th Century

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Analyze visual texts and describe, in writing, what makes them persuasive. Middle schoolers identify the use of persuasive appeals in formal speech writing, and analyze famous speeches from the 20th century. Use these speeches to focus...
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Digital Dreams

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write a speech.  In this dreams lesson plan, students define the word dreams and list their own dreams.  Students read and discuss Langston Hughes work, read and discuss excerpts from speeches by JFK and Martin Luther King, Jr.,...
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How did Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson affect the Civil Rights Movement?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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...
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The Kennedy Center

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the historic circumstances and legislation which led to creation of the Kennedy Center. They use Kennedy Center inscriptions, art, and performances as sources for creative writing.
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Advanced Critical Reading: The Great Debates

For Students 6th - 11th
In this critical reading worksheet, students read a passage about The Great Debates between Kennedy and Nixon and answer questions based on the reading.
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Historians Interpret Sources

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students read excerpts from the historian Conover Hunt writing about John F. Kennedy and from primary source documents using the handout: Historical Sources and Historians. Students discuss and identify source types, evaluate sources,...
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Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders determine how causation shaped the Cuban Missile Crisis. In this Cold War activity, 11th graders examine photographs and documents related to the crisis and analyze the television address that President Kennedy made to...
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The Free and the Brave

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Pupils research one of the eight sentators each day identified by Senator Kennedy as exemplifying courage: 1) John Quincy Adams, 2) Thomas Hart Benson, 3) Daniel Webster, 4) Sam Houston, 5) Edmund Ross, 6) Lucius Quintus Cincinattus...
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Music in Our Lives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to protest songs from the 1960s. Using the lyrics, they research the history of John and Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. They note the contributions of each of these leaders and discover why there was a...
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2016 Electoral College Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The electoral college can be confusing for citizens of any age. Clear up misconceptions with a handy printable map that details how many electoral votes are allotted to each state, as well as a history of modern elections, complete with...
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A President's Vision: Lyndon Baines Johnson

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Learners take a closer look at the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, including the Great Society and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, through image analysis and primary source worksheets.
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Lesson: Skin Fruit: Propaganda of the Deed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art can express acts of injustice and move society to action. Upper graders analyze contemporary art relating to specific moments in history. They discuss propaganda, anarchy, sociology, and violence as activism. After researching and...
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Red States/Blue States: Mapping the Presidential Election

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young historians investigate how voting patterns have changed by comparing the outcome of the 1960 election to the outcome of the recent election. A creative final assessment has participants making a news show wherein they provide...
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The Life and Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Here is a precise article explaining chronological events that led Martin Luther King, Jr. to march for freedom and civil rights.
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Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Great leaders are made from the inside out! Learners explore the multi-faceted world of teen leadership through three units of differentiated lessons. Working in pairs or small groups, scholars examine topics such as conflict, community...
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A Wrinkle in Time Discussion and Activity Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
As you work through Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, try out some or all of the 20 questions and activities included here. Useful for discussion questions, group assignments, or individual projects, this resource covers plot as...
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Learning Guide to Thirteen Days

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While Thirteen Days is a fantastic film to use in the classroom in reference to the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis, it is important to take care to effectively and properly incorporate its contents into your curriculum. This...
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Presidents Picture Book

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create a picture book of the U.S. presidents. They study general information about the U.S. presidents, write a sentence about each president, and create a picture book about the U.S. presidents.
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Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils read speeches and identify the main idea as well as the literary techniques employed, paying careful attention to the persuasion and repetition elements that each speech possesses. Using a graphic organizer, they analyze,...
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Test Review Sheet: Collection Four and Rhetoric

For Students 8th
Reinforce rhetorical reading with your eighth grader honors class (or standard-level high schoolers). Using quotes from American presidents and political leaders, pupils identify the rhetorical devices highlighted in each quote....
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Beyond Birmingham, Summer 1963

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The assassination of Medgar Evers. The integration of the University of Alabama. The March on Washington. The "I Have a Dream" speech. Created by the Alabama History Education Initiative, this resource examines how the events that...
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Jefferson vs. Franklin: Renaissance Men

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the achievements of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. They conduct Internet research, identify their achievements, and participate in a 'competition' that compares/contrasts the two men.
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Writing Children's Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the common themes and characteristics of children's literature. They develop a list of characteristics, read and discuss examples of children's literature, and create an original children's book.
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The Paper Dress - Circa 1968

For Teachers 7th - 10th
You won't believe your eyes when you see these dresses made out of paper. Students create paper dresses by modifying a pattern provided by the teacher, and decorate the dress using 1960's style art. What a fantastic and motivating...
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The Rise of Railroads: California

For Teachers 4th Standards
Railways are an integral part of the history of California. Using a timeline format, class members connect major historical events to the rise of the railroads and their impact on the state. Activities include a mix of independent and...
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The Rise of Railroads: Illinois

For Teachers 4th Standards
Railways not only cross the US, but they are also intertwined with the history of America. Using a timeline format, individuals explore the connections between major events in American history—such as the Civil War—and the rise of the...
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In The Words of Abraham Lincoln...

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the words of Abraham Lincoln. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students analyze segments of "The Gettysburg Address," his annual address to Congress in 1862, and his letter to Mrs. Bixby. Students conduct further research...
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Review of our Presidents from the Progressive Era to Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Covering the main events of the Cold War, this (mistitled) presentation includes photographs, political cartoons, and amusing graphics to illustrate its points. The information on the slides is helpful for an overview of the Cold War,...
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Analysis of Speeches: Task 2 Day 7-8

For Teachers 6th Standards
In small groups or pairs, learners listen to or view a JFK speech on civil rights. They highlight three key points made in the speech and compare those points to three key points made in an MLK speech on the same topic. This lesson...
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Perspectives and Point of View: Engaging Scenario Unit 1

For Teachers 6th Standards
In groups Middle schoolers work together to analyze texts and author's perspective across media types. They read the Langston Hughes poem, "I Look at the World" and speeches from JFK and MLK. They create a multi-media presentation...
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Pop Quiz for Chapter 2 (Nouns)

For Students 4th - 5th
For this parts of a sentence interactive worksheet, students recognize nouns in sentences. Students answer ten multiple choice questions relating to nouns.
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Thomas Jefferson

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the accomplishments of world leaders. In this Thomas Jefferson lesson, students list the accomplishments achieved by Jefferson and read his epitaph. Students then write epitaphs for recent world leaders or celebrities.
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The President's Assassin: Motives and Outcomes

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars investigate the assassinations of four American presidents. Through research, groups create a dossier on one of the four men who were the assassins. After presentations of the dossiers, the class looks for common traits in...
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World Consumer Rights Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this World Consumer Rights Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, unscramble the words, sequencing, unscramble the...
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Perks and Perils

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students research the life of the first family. In this U.S. Government lesson, students take a White House quiz, read an article about the first family and write in their journals about a typical day in their lives versus what a day...
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Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the Cuban Missile Crisis by watching a video segment about the topic.  In this Cuban missile crisis lesson, students discover why it was key that the missiles were removed.  After the video segment is watched,...
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American Heritage

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students complete an American folk art analysis activity. In this art analysis lesson, students analyze Ralph Fasanella's American Heritage painting using the careful looking questions, discussion questions, context questions, and...
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To Kill a Mockingbird Quiz

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Herblock at 100

For Students 8th - 12th
In celebration of renowned cartoonist Herb Block's Library of Congress exhibition, this handout includes 2 of his famous political cartoons for scholars to analyze. Background information describes "Herblock's" career, and talking points...
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Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners analyze the language used in political debates. In this linguistic analysis activity, pupils study various techniques used to convey meaning and extend that knowledge with analysis of several presidential debates.
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I Can Be Whomever I Wish

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Famous people who have overcome obstacles are the focus of this language arts and social studies lesson. Pupils are introduced to the concept that they have the ability to overcome obstacles in life. They read selections embedded in the...
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Take Your Class to the Moon

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Get your kids talking about our lunar neighbor with these hands-on lessons.
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Newsworthy Images

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students examine images from newspapers and create their own photos to tell a story. In this photojournalism lesson, students analyze a photograph using the elements and principles of art then create a photographic image that tells a...
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Newsworthy Images

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Young scholars examine images from newspapers, the photo cropping process, and create their own photos to tell a story. In this photography analysis activity, students analyze a photograph using the elements of art and analyze their own...
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Presidents Quiz

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this US Presidents worksheet, students complete a 7 question multiple choice quiz about United States Presidents in history.
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News Clues

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this reading for details worksheet, young scholars read the story from the Time for Kids magazine "Saving Their Native Language." Students then answer eight questions about the article.
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Big Trouble in the New Frontier: The Bay of Pigs

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the Bay of Pigs invasion and defend both sides of the issue.
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JFK Assassination

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students write equations of a line. In this algebra lesson, students investigate the assassination of JFK through linear equations. They calculate the length of given line segments.
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The Assassin's Hand

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read and study William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Then they choose another historical figure that was assassinated and complete a research assignment on that person.
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Terrorism: What's in a Word?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read selected articles and discuss various definitions of terrorism. They create a chekclist of their definitions. Students listen as the teacher reads several scenarios aloud and decide if the incident would count as terrorism....
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20c American Presidents

For Students 8th - 12th
In this American Presidents worksheet, students respond to 25 matching questions that require them to match the 25 former Presidents to the appropriate phrases, events, or quotes.
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Presidential Campaign Persuasive Speeches : Persuasive Writing, Politics, Language Arts, Maslow's Hierarchy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars pretend they are a presidential candidate from a supplied list and write an election speech (persuasive writing).
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Mean, median, and mode... Use the data

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders participate in a lesson focused on the concept of basic statistics. They find the mean, median, and mode of different data sets. More advanced students could practice creating a bell curve from the data.
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Solving One-Step Equations

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the concept of a simple equation. They use addition and subtraction in one step in order to find balance to both sides of the equation. Students are encouraged to succeed using positive praise at the beginning of...
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Isolating the Variable

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate how to solve equations with the variable present on both sides. They practice isolating the variable and combining like terms before solving the equation for the variable.
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Thomas Jefferson Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the contributions of Thomas Jefferson to American society. In this Thomas Jefferson lesson, students follow the provided procedures and use the provided worksheets to complete an Internet scavenger hunt about...
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The Great Immigration Debate

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students use Google to study immigration and the idea of globalization. In this immigration lesson, students use Google Docs, Google News Timeline, and Google Image Search to research the history of American immigration.
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Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Scholars assess how word choice and linguistic patterns affect a presidential debate. They examine candidates' words for repetition and analyze what this repetition means. Then they locate countries that fit the expression free world. In...
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Social Studies Review Third Grade

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this review of various skills worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions about Georgia history, references, fiction and nonfiction, and U.S. history. Students answer 12 questions.
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Sunken Millions for People in our Past

For Teachers 5th
This multiple choice review covers famous historical figures from all walks of life.  each slide has a scoring set up in the corner which assumes two teams and allows for hints and lifelines etc. but it is not clear how to use this...
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Geography Application: The Cuban Missile Crisis

For Students 8th
A complete activity! The class reads the provided text, then answers the 7 critical-thinking questions. Topics covered are interpreting informational text, reading comprehension, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and US Policy. 
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Analogy: Reasoning by Comparison

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
"Life is like a box of chocolates. . ." "Barack is a Mac, Hillary is a PC." Literal and figurative analogies are featured in a presentation that models how to use analogies to bolster arguments.
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U.S. Military Service Through History

For Teachers 8th
The soldiers of the American Revolution and the soldiers of the modern war in Iraq may have different tactical objectives, technology, and strategies, but they share the goal of protecting the American way of life. Compare the ways that...
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Volume of Solids: Algebra/Geometry Institute

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Use this volume of solids lesson to have learners find the surface area and volume of cylinders, pyramids, and prisms. They place cubes inside three-dimensional figures to determine the volume. Worksheets and answers are provided.
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Introducing: National Transportation Week

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Focus your attention in the classroom to recognize the importance of our nation's transportation systems.
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College is Power

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Why go to college if you'll make the same working at the grocery store? Inform your learners on all the reasons why having a college degree is a prerequisite for personal success. Listed here are famous college graduates, various reasons...
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Women's History Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The origins, goals, and struggles of the women's movement are the focus of a five-day series of lessons about the accomplishments of the movement and the continuing struggle for women's rights.
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Revisiting the Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students research the Cuban Missile Crisis using a number of websites. They read original documents from this Cold War situation and focus on the backgrounds of the leaders who were involved.
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You're Hired!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students participate in a simulation of being a speech writer for the President. They listen to and analyze speeches and present one of their own.
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The Elimination Method

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate the Elimination Method in the solving of equations. They solve the equation using this method in examples with the teacher and then transfer the new knowledge to independent practice.
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The Pocahontas Show

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders complete background reading of Europeans and the Native American Indians. They work in groups and represent an area of European colonization and create a "character" to represent their colonists on a class talk show....
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Herblock at 100

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons by Herb Block and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Active and Passive Voice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Here's a handout that not only explains the difference between active and passive voice and when each form should be used, but also provides a practice exercise as well.
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Free Black Entrepreneur

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research using the Internet, study books, reference sources, newspapers, and magazines for information about successful black business people and write a research paper. They may also interview entrepreneurs in their...
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Mystery State #40

For Students 4th - 6th
In this mystery state worksheet, students answer clues arranged from difficult to easy to identify the state, then locate it on a map.
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Introducing Vocabulary

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders create a timeline of events. In this vocabulary lesson, 11th graders work in groups to create a timeline of major events that occurred during the Civil Rights era. Students present to class then create a larger class...

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