School group comes to the JFK Library

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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Lynn Woods School visits the Library

Curricular Resources

Innovative lesson plans and online exhibits feature archival materials to fit your classroom needs.


Teachers learn to teach history through children's literature with author Andrea Pinkney.

Professional Development

The Department of Education and Public Programs of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum provides professional development opportunities for elementary and secondary school educators.

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High School program

Civic Education Programs and Materials

View materials and programs designed to engage students with civic education, including campaigns and elections.

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New Frontiers Issue 13

New Frontiers: Newsletter for Educators

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

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Join our mailing list for educators, and receive periodic updates from the Department of Education and Public Programs.

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LC-USZ62-133369

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, including film footage, letters from the public, and secret recordings of behind-the-scenes negotiations.

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JFK50

JFK50

Visit JFK50.org, 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.

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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.