The President’s Desk

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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 site. This guide offers a fantastic overview of the interactive, including descriptions of the primary sources displayed on the desk, and an extensive collection of suggested activities and lesson plans.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This is an excellent resource for your study of John F. Kennedy's presidency, as well as in observation of President's Day or for practicing general primary source analysis
Classroom Considerations

  • The link to the interactive site can be found through a simple online search, or in this resource's included materials

  • Engaging and nicely designed
  • Great list of suggested cross-curricular extension activities, organized by grade level

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