Students get an overview of the domestic side of JFK's presidency with this power point or gallery walk (or even group packet!) with comprehension tasks. There are 23 questions for students to answer, or creative tasks to complete, to demonstrate an understanding of the material. The topics briefly covered primarily include the historical significance of Kennedy's election, Civil Rights, equal pay for women, the Space Race, and his assassination (with a few touches on smaller items). A teacher information page and an answer key are included (where appropriate) and this would work for a sub! The presentation part is included as a PDF and power point for your convenience.
Sample questions/tasks include:
--Identify the main goal of the Peace Corps.
--Compare and contrast FDR’s New Deal with JFK’s New Frontier. Which was immediately more successful and why?
--Explain the meaning of, “coalition of conscience” and how it connects to the Civil Rights movement.
--What might President Lincoln would have said to the activists standing beneath him during the March on Washington? Balance historical accuracy with creativity.
--Who was Thurgood Marshall and what was his historical significance with relation to JFK’s presidency?
--List 3 reasons the Equal Pay Act would have been so difficult to enforce in 1963. Compare and contrast those reasons with enforcing equal pay in the workplace today.
--Pick 4 images from the gallery walk/power point and write two captions for each. One from a pro-Kennedy point of view and the other from an anti-Kennedy point of view.
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