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John F. Kennedy

by Mary Ann Kelley
TheHomeSchoolMom President Resources: John F. Kennedy

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [LC-USZ62-117124]

Presidential Facts about John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States and served 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.

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History.com Feature: John F. Kennedy  (O,T)
Site offers a biography, videos, and speeches/audio

History.com: John F. Kennedy  (Y,M,O,T)
This site offers videos, audio speeches, pictures and interactive resources for studying this president.

American President John F. Kennedy  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.

John F. Kennedy  (Y,M,O,T)
From White House.gov

John F. Kennedy  (Y,M,O,T)
From Biography.com

Portraits of the President: John F. Kennedy  (Y,M,O,T)
From The National Portrait Gallery

Views of JFK  (M)
From Discovery Education Lesson Plans Library. Grades 6-8.

JFK: the 1960 election and Foreign Policy  (O,T)
From HotChalk - Lesson Plans Page. Purpose of Lesson: Introduce to students the Presidency of John F. Kennedy and the foreign policy dilemmas that plagued it. Primary Subject - Social Studies Grades 9-12.

John F. Kennedy Lesson  (Y,M)
An American history reading comprehension lesson on President John F. Kennedy. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet. Grades:4-6

Resolving Kennedy's Legacy  (O,T)
From Discovery Education Lesson Plans Library. Grades 9-12

JFK, LBJ, and the Fight for Equal Opportunity in the 1960s   (O,T)
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  (O,T)
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  (O,T)
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  (O,T)
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. Classroom Lessons 1. Defining Political Courage 2. Examining Past "Profiles in Courage " 3. Identifying Issues Requiring Political Courage 4. Investigating Contemporary "Profiles in Courage" Grades 9-12

Resources for students  (Y,M,O,T)
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   (T)
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  (O)
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   (M,O,T)
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  (Y,M,O,T)
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.

Birthplace of John F. Kennedy: Home of the Boy Who Would Be President  (Y,M,O,T)
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.

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