Summer 2020 Education Series
JFK Library Teaching and Learning Tuesdays
From the Library's Department of Education and Public Programs Team
June 30, 2020 (Week 14)
Thank You!


We hope that you have found this series of e-resource guides useful in your virtual classroom settings this past spring. We will continue to provide resources and programming updates in our occasional  Teaching and Learning Tuesdays  summer series. We hope that you have a good and restorative summer. 
National Student/Parent Mock Election
Sign up for the National Student/Parent Mock Election!
This voter education program actively engages students in grades K-12 in state and national campaigns, and emphasizes the importance of voting and the power of their ballots. This year's Mock Election will take place on October 29, 2020. 
Save the Date: Virtual Fall Conference
Expanding Democracy:
The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights Today
A Kennedy Library Conference on October 27th and 28th
Image Credit: Smithsonian Institution
This year marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. To commemorate this landmark anniversary, the Library will present Expanding Democracy: The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights Today – a conference exploring the history of the suffrage movement and how efforts to broaden voting rights have evolved over time. The conference begins on the evening of October 27th with a special Kennedy Library Forum on the role of women in elected office. Panels featuring notable historians, authors, and leaders examining the origins and development of suffrage and contemporary voting rights issues will follow on October 28th. Featured speakers will include:
  • TIME’s Molly Ball, author of the forthcoming book, Pelosi
  • Susan Page, USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief and author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Arc of Power
  • Ellen DuBois, UCLA professor emeritus of history
  • Rachael Cobb, Suffolk University professor of government
  • Martha S. Jones, Johns Hopkins professor of history
  • Erin O’Brien, University of Massachusetts Boston professor of political science
  • Manisha Sinha, University of Connecticut professor of history
  • Theda Skocpol, Harvard University professor of government and sociology
  • Marjorie Spruill, University of South Carolina professor emerita of history
  • Lisa Tetrault, Carnegie Mellon professor of history
  • Brenda Wineapple, author
Join us for this milestone anniversary event! Teachers and students are encouraged to attend. Email educationjfk@nara.gov to receive a special educator invitation prior to the opening of registration.

This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
New Frontiers Newsletter
Issue 28: Summer 2020
This issue puts a spotlight on the Equal Pay Act of 1963 signed into law by President Kennedy. Two lesson plans for elementary and secondary school audiences examine the legislation and provide correlations to the issue of gender equality today. An article highlights past Kennedy Library Forums that focused on both the strides made and the remaining challenges in the fight for women’s full participation in our society. Also included are a special invitation to educators for an upcoming conference commemorating the centennial of the ratification of 19th Amendment and voting rights issues today, and information on the 2020 National Student/Parent Mock Election.  
Artifact Highlight
Staff Pick: Blue Jays from the British Prime Minister
From Exhibits Specialist Jim Wagner: "These Staffordshire Blue Jays, given to President Kennedy by British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan, have been among my favorite pieces in the collection since I first arrived at the Kennedy Library. I love their color, the delicacy of their features and the way they seem to interact with one another. I think of them, especially now while in quarantine, as I watch blue jays return to my backyard and signal a sure sign of spring."
In Case You Missed It...
JFK Library's Teaching and Learning Tuesdays 6/23
Last week's email featured summer reading booklists for elementary, middle, and high schools audiences, Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution Forum , the "Make a Suffragist Zine" activity, and "Recommended Reading: The Archivist's Bookshelf" web page from the Archivist of the United States Blog .

In addition, all past emails from this series are available on the Library's website.
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