On weekdays during the school year, the Library's Department of Education and Public Programs offers a variety of structured programs for elementary, middle, and high school classes in a virtual setting. These programs are 45 minutes to one hour in length, and are limited to 50 students per program. Programs require a minimum of 15 students.
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. In addition to seeing resources by topic, Massachusetts educators can view lessons plans and other resources by state standards.
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.
We Rule: Civics for All of US is a new national civic education initiative from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, the Center for Legislative Archives and the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement. As part of this initiative, the education team at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, the Center for Legislative Archives and educators across the National Archives will be providing teachers with programming, curricula, and exceptional field trip experiences both online and in-person.
Read about upcoming programs, recent projects and events, and download classroom-ready activities on history and civic education topics.
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This interactive timeline brings to life the pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 through more than 230 primary sources ranging from film footage of the March on Washington to 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 JFK50.org, an award-winning website 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. (Note: This website uses Adobe Flash.)