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PPT
Curated OER

Kennedy Assassination: Cutting through Conspiracies

For Teachers 9th - 11th
First exploring the facts about the John F. Kennedy assassination, this impressive presentation dismantles many popular conspiracy theories about that fateful day. From Jack Ruby's motives to "the magic bullet" to Fidel Castro, the...
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Interactive
Curated OER

John F. Kennedy

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about John F. Kennedy. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Activity
Staples Foundation For Learning

The President’s Desk

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through an engaging interactive site. The guide offers a...
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Worksheet
Polk Bros Foundation

John F. Kennedy: Remarks in the Rudolph Wilde Platz, Berlin

For Students 9th - 12th
“Ich bin ein Berliner.” Here’s the full text of John F. Kennedy’s famous address delivered to the people of Berlin on June 26, 1963. The resource could be used as part of a study of Kennedy’s presidency, of rhetorical devices, or as...
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Curated OER

Virtual Tour of John F. Kennedy Library

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers take a virtual tour of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. In this Kennedy presidency lesson, students access the library via the Internet and take notes on the experience. High schoolers write essays using the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

John F. Kennedy: A Personal Story (2 Parts)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the life and times of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was different than any other president America had ever seen.
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Interactive
Curated OER

John F. Kennedy

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 11 short answer and essay questions about the achievements of John F. Kennedy. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Smithsonian Institution

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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Writing
Curated OER

Nov. 8, 1960 | Kennedy Is Elected President

For Students 9th - 12th
Using the presidential election of 1960 as background information, learners consider the push of electoral reform. They read about the events and issues surrounding President Kennedy's win in 1960 and compare them to the same issues...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this John F. Kennedy biography worksheet, students read a one page, detailed biography. They then complete an 8 question quiz.
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Assessment
Fluence Learning

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

High School Choir Visit to the Kennedy Center

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners attend a musical and tour the Kennedy Center. They are quizzed on the Kennedy Center and theater etiquette. A discussion occurs after the field trip.
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MENSA Education & Research Foundation

Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
America was founded by dreamers, and the American dream still resonates in our country today. Track the American dream from its Puritan beginnings to its optimistic descendants with a instructional activity that focuses on speeches by...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The League

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of civic virtue in a democratic state. In this democracy instructional activity, students listen to John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech, read selections on democracy, and discuss the importance of civic...
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PPT
Curated OER

The Kennedys: An American Camelot?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A life in pictures makes sense for a frontline public family like the Kennedys. Slides depict the parents and each sibling as successful, sad, or tragic. The initial slide provides two web links for information to go along with the images.
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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Recipe for an Inaugural Address

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
An inaugural address represents the first moments of a new beginning. Using John F. Kennedy's speech as a model for guided practice, groups examine the ingredients of an inaugural address. Individuals then repeat the analysis process...
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Assessment
Stanford University

Oswald Assassination

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What happened to Harvey Oswald after he assassinated President John F. Kennedy? The assessment designed for social studies has scholars describe the image of Oswald's assassination and explain its historical significance. It uses short...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Resolving Kennedy's Legacy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the medical condition that plagued John F. Kennedy throughout his life.  In this US History lesson, 11th graders read and analyze uncovered documents in relation to Kennedy.  Students write a report on John...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Reliving History Through Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners read a first hand account of John F. Kennedy's assassination. They write an essay describing how a world or national event affected them.
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K12 Reader

Find the Meaning: JFK's Inaugural Speech

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Analyze a seminal speech from the 20th century with an activity focused on President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. After reading an excerpt from the address, pupils use a worksheet to practice their reading comprehension skills...
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PPT
Curated OER

The Kennedy Administration

For Teachers 7th - 12th
From his inaugural speech to the Bay of Pigs, major events concerning the Kennedy presidency are discussed. Slides provide an array of images and web links to highlight some of the bigger issues surrounding President Kennedy. The...
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Lesson Plan
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

The Cuban Missile Crisis: How to Respond?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
For 13 days, the United States stood on the edge of nuclear War. The Soviet Arms buildup in Cuba is the focus of an activity that asks groups to analyze how the governmental role each of John F. Kennedy's advisors played went on to...
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Assessment
New York State Education Department

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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Assessment
New York State Education Department

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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