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School Visits

Bring your students to the Library for guided, interactive programs that enrich classroom studies in American history, civics and language arts, and explore the events and issues of the early 1960s.

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Curricular Resources

Innovative lesson plans and online exhibits feature archival materials tailored to your classroom's needs.

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Civic Education Programs and Materials

Lesson plans and special programs to engage your students in civic affairs.


1963: The Struggle for Civil Rights

1963: The Struggle for Civil Rights brings pivotal events of the civil rights movement to life through more than 230 primary sources, ranging from film footage of the March on Washington and letters from youth advising the president to JFK’s landmark address to the American people and secret recordings of behind-the-scenes negotiations on civil rights legislation.



Visit, an award-winning microsite created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's administration. Explore events in JFK's presidency through the graphic novel-style History Now, learn how his legacy is being continued in the Legacy Gallery, and download customizable exhibits and primary source material for classroom use.

New Frontiers

New Frontiers Newsletter

Read about upcoming programs, recent projects and events, and download classroom-ready activities on history and civic education topics.

AR6623-D (crop) President Kennedy delivers a radio and television address to the nation on his European trip.

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Take the JFK Challenge!

JFK Challenge - JFK Library Foundation

This free iPad app from the JFK Library brings American history to life for kids by turning them into astronauts and Peace Corps volunteers. Take the JFK Challenge today!

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The President's Desk Resource Guide for Teachers

President's Desk Interactive Exhibit

The President's Desk: A Resource Guide for Educators  provides an overview of the Desk and suggested curriculum-relevant lesson plans and activities.