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.
Innovative lesson plans and online exhibits feature archival materials to fit your classroom needs.
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.
View materials and programs designed to engage students with civic education, including campaigns and elections.
Read about upcoming programs, recent projects and events, and download classroom-ready activities on history and civic education topics.
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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.
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.
The National Student/Parent Mock Election educates students of all ages about the importance of voting and encourages their future participation in future elections. Find out how you can participate with your class this year.
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!
The President's Desk: A Resource Guide for Educators
provides an overview of the Desk and suggested curriculum-relevant lesson plans and activities.
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