Presidential Facts about John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy - 35th President of the United States serving 1 term, from 1961 to 1963.
Vice President - Lyndon B. Johnson
Born - May 29, 1917
Died - November 22, 1963
First Lady - Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
Party - Democratic
John F. Kennedy is from Massachusetts.
Birthplace of John F. Kennedy: Home of the Boy Who Would Be President
From the National Park Service - Teaching with historic places lesson plans. This lesson is based on the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, one of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
John F. Kennedy Genealogy
History.com Feature: John F. Kennedy
Site offers a biography, videos, and speeches/audio
History.com: John F. Kennedy
This site offers videos, audio speeches, pictures and interactive resources for studying this president.
American President John F. Kennedy
From the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.
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Portraits of the President: John F. Kennedy
From The National Portrait Gallery
John F. Kennedy Lesson
An American history reading comprehension lesson on President John F. Kennedy. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet. Grades:4-6
JFK, LBJ, and the Fight for Equal Opportunity in the 1960s
This lesson provides students with an opportunity to study and analyze the innovative legislative efforts of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson in the social and economic context of the 1960s.Grades 9-12
Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy
From the Eleanor Roosevelt Paper Project. Two lessons: "Oodles of Money": JFK Challenges ER and JFK's Visit to Val-Kill, August 15, 1960. Grades 9-12
JFK Assassination Worksheet
Algebra assignment. To provide students with an application of how lines, line segments, and the lengths of line segments can be applicable to real world problems. Grades 9-10
Curriculum Ideas for the Classroom
The following ideas are meant as resources for teachers who are interested in using John F. Kennedy's book, Profiles in Courage to assist students in gaining a better understanding of the concept of political courage. They are also meant to help students with the research and writing of an essay about an elected public official in the United States who is acting, or has acted, courageously to address a political issue.
Resources for students
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has a wealth of information and resources for students regarding John F. Kennedy, his administration, and the early 1960s. Included are links to biographies and profiles of important people in the Kennedy Administration, brief discussions of significant events that occurred during Kennedy's lifetime, a glossary of terms, resources for students, and information about the Profile in Courage Essay Contest.
Education & Public Programs: For Teachers
Inspired by John F. Kennedy's approach to learning, we encourage teachers and their students to engage in a dynamic, rigorous, and reflective study of history and politics. Programs and resources focus on the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy, the early 1960s, and contemporary topics in politics and public affairs.
Essay Contest for High School Students
The annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites high school students from across the nation to write an original essay about an elected official who has demonstrated political courage. The contest is a companion program of the Profile in Courage Award, named for President Kennedy's 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Profiles in Courage, which recounts the stories of eight senators, the obstacles they faced, and the special valor they demonstrated despite the risks.
John F. Kennedy - Biographies & Profiles
This section contains biographical summaries of the early life and presidential career of John F. Kennedy. Biographical profiles of the President's family members and close associates may also be listed. These biographies are written at an eighth grade level and are suitable for basic research purposes.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Located on a ten-acre park, overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. Come tour our Museum which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President.