Remembering John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in the middle of his first term in office. Use these resources to teach students about JFK and his presidency on the anniversary of his death.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Kennedy as President
James L. Swanson’s riveting book “reads like a thriller” according to SLJ. This young-adult book includes archival photographs and diagrams.
Find books for all ages about John F. Kennedy, his presidency, and his assassination.
A brief overview of the Kennedy-Johnson legislation in terms of political reform.
After reading statements on racial segregation from President Kennedy and Alabama Governor Wallace (June of 1963), students will answer discussion questions that challenge them to think about the issue from all sides.
Beginning in 1840 and extending for well over a century, every President elected in a year ending in a zero died in office.
An article on United States social and historical events during the 1960s, including the political climate and legislative accomplishments.
America in the 1960s
Explore the racial tensions and civil rights activism, including President Kennedy's Voting Rights Act of 1965.
An article about social tensions, changes, and activism in the United States following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
Kennedys in the News
Scholastic News talks to Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F. Kennedy, about the importance of the Constitution.
Online Resources for Teachers
This interactive time line from The Washington Post provides a visual representation of the street where President John F. Kennedy was shot. The page includes a minute-by-minute account of the event, as well as details about how the Secret Service has changed since 1963.