Spring 2021 Education Series
JFK Library Teaching and Learning Tuesdays
From the Library's Department of Education and Public Programs Team
June 1, 2021

Make a Difference

Featuring resources that can inspire students to work towards
the change they wish to see in the world and activities for summer engagement!
Ready-to-Go Resources
Classroom Resources
Dignity and Justice for All Conference
Elementary and Middle School Grades
Access an annotated bibliography on recently published materials on protest, resistance, and change. Also includes an article and tips for teaching by Dr. Debbie Reese, and guidance on civics projects from Generation Citizen.
Lesson Plan
Strategies for Support: JFK and the Civil Rights Act of 1963 
Grades 9-12
In this lesson, as students investigate the steps President Kennedy took in attempting to turn his June 1963 civil rights proposal into meaningful legislation, they examine how a president can generate support for one of his legislative initiatives.
Forum Spotlight
Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World
April 3, 2018
Pulitzer Prize-winning former Boston Globe columnist Eileen McNamara discussed her book, Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World, with award-winning journalist Larry Tye.
Activity of the Month
Make a Suffrage Sunflower
Suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony wore sunflower pins as they campaigned for the right to vote in Kansas in 1867. While the Kansas referendum failed, yellow remained a color of the suffrage movement into the 20th century. Your students can make their own suffrage sunflower and discover more about the popular symbols and colors used by suffragists in the campaign to secure the right to vote for women.
Spring Conference Recap
Dignity and Justice for All
In case you missed this conference for educators and school librarians of grades three to eight, you can get an insider's view of the event from this blog post by Shelley Sommer, a middle school English teacher, school librarian, and the conference co-coordinator. Includes book recommendations and authors' anecdotes shared that day.
More to Explore
Eunice Kennedy Shriver 100: A Legacy of Inclusion
On July 10, 2021, John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site will honor Eunice Kennedy Shriver on the 100th anniversary of her birth with a filmed presentation that will celebrate her life and legacy. The celebration will premiere at 7:00 p.m. (EST) and include Shriver family members, biographers, disabilities rights advocates, and an award-winning Special Olympics athlete, among others.
Biography of Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was recognized throughout the world for her leadership on behalf of persons with intellectual disabilities. Explore the ways in which she made a difference.
Image credit: National Museum of American History
Kids: Things to Do at Home
Browse through these resources from the National Museum of American History. Designed to help children of all ages explore topics in American history, the majority are for school-aged children.
In Case You Missed It...
JFK Library's Teaching and Learning Tuesdays 5/11
The previous e-newsletter featured The Peace Corps: Traveling the World to Live, Work, and Learn activity; Peace Corps Resources from the Kennedy Library Website; A Nation of Immigrants book; Executive Order 10924 establishing the Peace Corps; Special Address to Congress on Urgent National Needs; US Immigration: Past Policy and New Directions and NASA: From the Moon to Mars and Beyond Kennedy Library Forums; the Apollo 11 at 50: Michael Collins podcast episode; NASA Remembers: Michael Collins webpage; the "Design Scrimshaw!" activity; and the Indigenous Voices: Authentic Children's Literature in the Classroom & Library program.

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