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    Why Choose the Moon?

    Topic: Space Students will examine President Kennedy’s 1961 decision to send a man to the moon by reading a letter written to the president by 13-year-old Mary Lou Reitler. Students will consider arguments in support of and opposition to using federal funds for space exploration both in the context of 1961 and the current debate on funding fo...

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    JFK and People with Intellectual Disabilities

    At the dawn of the New Frontier, as John F. Kennedy launched his administration, intellectual disability was a neglected issue, receiving minimal state or federal funding. Few scientists were researching its causes, and even fewer doctors and educators were trained to support people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Many ...

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