The President’s Desk

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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 fantastic overview of the interactive, including descriptions of the primary sources displayed on the desk, and an extensive collection of suggested activities and lesson plans.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • This is an excellent resource for your study of John F. Kennedy's presidency, as well as in observation of President's Day or for practicing general primary source analysis
Classroom Considerations
  • The link to the interactive site can be found through a simple online search, or in this resource's included materials
  • Engaging and nicely designed
  • Great list of suggested cross-curricular extension activities, organized by grade level
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