JFK; The 1960 Election and Foreign Policy
Students explain the dilemmas that plagued the Presidency of John F. Kennedy and its foreign policies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 20 Downloads
The President’s Desk
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 a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inform your class about foreign policy during the Reagan administration. The resource includes a reading passage that gives an overview of foreign policy decisions made during the Reagan administration and nine questions for pupils to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Diplomacy & Foreign Policy
Young learners can often find it difficult to relate to foreign policy considerations and decisions made by the federal government. This resource offers simple analogies to help convey such concepts as sanctions and diplomacy, and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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...
4th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War
John Green provides a fantastic summary of the presidency of George HW Bush, reviewing the president's background experience in the United Nations and the CIA, the presidential election of 1988, foreign policy implications after the end...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Recipe for an Inaugural Address
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Nov. 8, 1960 | Kennedy Is Elected President
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Decoding US Foreign Policy: The Iran-Contra Affair
This is a really good lesson. Learners explore US Foreign Policy, the Reagan Administration, and the Iran-Contra Affair through various documents and readers theater. Worksheets, script, and web links are all included. Teaching can't get...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Cold War Conflict in Vietnam: The Vietnam-Era Presidency
Comparing and evaluating various media types is a great way to build critical analysis skills. Learners read about the Vietnam era presidency, specifically the foreign policy established by Johnson and Nixon. Then they compare several...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History