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National Student/Parent Mock Election

In the 2014 Mock Election, teach your students the importance of voting and the power of their ballot.

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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Online Resources: Campaigns and Elections

These resources from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website bring the excitement and energy of the 1960 campaign and election into your classroom.

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Federal Budget Simulation Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, high school students debate our nation’s priorities by establishing their own “simulated” federal budgets. After analyzing the FY 2010 discretionary budget, students will be asked to design a FY 2011 budget with a group of their peers. Through the simulation, students will learn the importance of the budgeting process and that decisions concerning how our government spends its money form the basis of most national government policy.

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Make a Difference Award

Make a Difference Award

Every year the Kennedy Presidential Library recognizes up to 100 middle school students from across Massachusetts for the difference they have made in their communities through service projects. The award is given to students who are nominated by teachers, principals and other community leaders for contributions they have made to their neighborhood, town or community.

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