John F. Kennedy Lesson Plans

May 29th, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »


It’s Thursday, May 29, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


JFK Library – Curricular Resources


Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)


On May 29, 1917, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was born. Part of the larger John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website, the Curricular Resources page provides educators with lesson planning ideas and activities for elementary, middle school, and high school.
When arriving at the link above, first select the grade level for which you are interested. The elementary and middle school levels provide resources and lesson plans for:
  • Biographical Resources
  • Campaign, Election, Inauguration
  • In the White House
  • Historical Resources
The high school level digs deeper with additional topics covering:

  • Civil Rights
  • The Cold War
  • The Kennedy White House
  • Civic Education

Lesson plans provide age-appropriate informational texts, images, primary source materials, and activities which not only challenge students to explore the life on John F. Kennedy, but to analyze and understand the events happening during his life.

Some of the lesson plans include:

  • The Struggle for Civil Rights (elementary)
  • Red States, Blue States: Mapping the Presidential Election (elementary, middle school)
  • Why Choose the Moon (middle school)
  • Integrating Ole Miss (middle and high school)
  • World on the Brink: The Cuban Missile Crisis (high school)
  • Military Advisors in Vietnam: 1963 (high school)

Celebrate the life and legacy of one of the most beloved presidents of the United States when you visit this website.


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