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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
Young scholars take a virtual tour of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. In this Kennedy presidency lesson, students access the library via the Internet and take notes on the experience. Young scholars write essays using the...
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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
Learners 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
Students 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
Learners 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
Learners 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, 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...
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Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore philanthropy throughout the history of the United States. In this character development lesson, 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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