Access biographical resources on John F. Kennedy, including a letter from ten-year-old Jack Kennedy to his father, asking for a raise in his allowance. All lessons plans incorporate age-appropriate primary source material. Topics include: the campaign and election of 1960, the space program, civil rights, and the Kennedy White House. Check out links to extensive bibliographies of books about American History for elementary-age students. Lesson plans integrate language arts and social studies, and meet or exceed national curriculum standards.
Challenge your students to analyze an inaugural address, research civil rights leaders, or follow President Kennedy on a typical day in the Oval Office, and more. Lesson plans and resources incorporate engaging archival material and meet national curriculum standards. Topics include: biographical resources, the campaign and election of 1960, the "Space Race," civil rights, and the Kennedy White House. Includes links to extensive bibliographies of books about American History for middle school students.
These lesson plans and resources, designed to meet national standards in history and language arts, use engaging archival material to foster your students’ understanding of history and politics. Topics include: biographical resources, the campaign and election of 1960, JFK’s inaugural address, civil rights, the space program, the Cold War, the Kennedy White House, and civic education.