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29 resources with the concept the presidency of john f. kennedy

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History Blueprint: The Cold War (US History)

For Teachers 11th Standards
In this well-organized and inquiry-based collection, high schoolers examine primary and secondary source documents and video clips in preparation for an investigation into the Cold War. Scholars analyze its beginnings, the global impact...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Designed for teachers, a 15-lesson collection curated by the Smithsonian, examines how wars have impacted American society. Each resource includes a lesson plan, background information, a materials list, maps, images, and worksheets. An...
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Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The United States—specifically John F. Kennedy—played a large role during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A history resource poses questions that encourage critical thinking as well as in-depth analysis of images from the time period.
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A Case Study of Presidential Inaugurations: Kennedy and Obama

For Teachers 8th - 12th
How do the inauguration ceremonies of a president-elect reflect the values of that president? This is the question presented to government students as they research and compare the inaugurations of John F. Kennedy in 1961 and...
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Presidential Candidate Firsts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Hilary Clinton may have been the first woman to run for president on a major party ticket, but she was only one example of an historic candidacy. Class members use video clips curated from C-SPAN to examine historical firsts in...
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Evaluating Historical Presidential Campaign Ads

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Political ads flood the airwaves each election cycle. An activity including more than a dozen political ads from iconic presidential campaigns helps learners unpack how the sausage gets made during election "silly season." Using the...
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Civil Rights Act of 1964

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was JFK a fallen Civil Rights hero—or a fraud? Learners examine Kennedy's own words and those of his critics to decide for themselves. After examining Kennedy's actions before his assassination, they determine what sort of legacy he left...
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On This Day: Cuban Missile Crisis

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Just how close was the world to nuclear war in October 1962? Using White House audio tapes recording John F. Kennedy and his advisors, aerial footage, and newsreels, learners decide for themselves. Historians also weigh in on the Cuban...
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US History and Government Examination: January 2011

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The presidencies of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan were defined by the Cold War. Using primary source documents and scaffolded analysis questions, pupils explore the effect the Cold War had on these presidencies. A...
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US History and Government Examination: June 2014

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The 1960s marked a pivotal point for social and foreign policy in the United States. Using documents, such as speeches from Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy, and authentic test prompts, class members consider the impact of this...
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On This Day: President John F. Kennedy - Life, Death, Legacy

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
John F. Kennedy and the American Camelot dazzled the United States. His legacy is more complicated, however, and it includes the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. Pupils view history as it unfolded with news reels on the Bay of Pigs, Cuban...
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(Mis)Reported and (Mis)Remembered: The Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th Standards
What are the complicated legacies of the Vietnam War? Learners consider the question as they examine videos and primary sources from the conflict. After examining footage and documents such as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and an op-ed...
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Relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Class members consider what they would have done during the Berlin Blockade or how they would handle the Communist revolution in China using graphic organizers and activities to help build arguments. They also consider the philosophies...
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Decolonization

For Teachers 10th Standards
The ripple effect from one small event can impact many others. Young historians research the ripple effect World War II had on decolonization in the second installment of an eight-part series. Through primary and secondary documents as...
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Writing About Informational Text The Berlin Wall

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
On June 26, 1963 President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech close to the Berlin Wall at the Rudolph Wilde Platz. On June 12, 1987 President Ronald Reagan Delivered his famous "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down...
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President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The strong, direct words of President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address provided a philosophical turning point to 20th century American democracy. For 13 poignant minutes, the 35th president cautioned his fellow citizens about showing...
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The History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

For Students 7th - 12th
Who was Vasili Arkhipov and how did he save the world? What did he have to do with the Cuban Missile Crisis and Black Saturday? Get the stories behind the story of the 13-day face off between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev.
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DVD Lesson Plan: Thirteen Days

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here you'll find a fine teacher reference for presenting the film Thirteen Days, a dramatic interpretation of the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Kennedy administration. It includes a brief description of the film, learning objectives, a...
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Resolving Kennedy's Legacy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Kennedy presidency. In this presidential history lesson, students watch "Resolving Kennedy's Legacy." Students then discuss the provided questions regarding the presidency and write position papers about about the...
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The Kennedy Years

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read text and view films about the Kennedy administration. In this preseidential administration instructional activity, 8th graders interview someone who lived during Sputnik, write summaries of lectures, and create...
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Vietnam: Lesson 3

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners examine the Gulf of Tonkin incident and investigate the Ho Chi Minh Trail. In this Vietnam instructional activity, students complete discussion activities about the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and the...
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New Frontier/Kennedy

For Students 8th - 11th
In this new frontier instructional activity, students respond to 16 short answer questions about the Kennedy presidency events such as the Space Race, the Warren Commission, and other events.
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Kennedy and the Crisis Video Guide

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Cold War activity, students watch a video about the Cuban Missile Crisis and respond to 10 short answer questions about the video.
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Chapter 24 – The JFK & LBJ Administrations

For Students 8th - 12th
In this 20th century American history worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies and respond to 46 short answer questions.