Students review John F. Kennedy's life and times by completing a timeline activity and answering 4 questions. There are 22 items for students to place on the timeline. Students must classify each item according to a system detailed in the instructions, they have one task to complete for 6 items of their choice, and another task to complete for 4 other items of their choice. All instructions are provided in the handout. There are arrows in the first two lines of the timeline showing students the direction to fill out the pieces in. This could work for a sub! Answers are provided where appropriate.
Sample timeline items and questions include:
--becomes a Senator
--Bay of Pigs
--signs bill to create Peace Corps
--says “…ask not what your country can do for you…ask what you can do for your country”
--What do you consider JFK's greatest success and why? Would historians agree with you, why or why not?
--If you could give one piece of advice to JFK at any point during his life, what would it be and why? Do you think he would have heeded your advice, why or why not?
***a teacher's note is included in the file describing an alternate way students can complete this activity***
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