For Teachers

An excerpt from a winning essay from the  "What John F. Kennedy Means to me" Essay and Poetry Program
On these pages, we hope teachers and students will find resources to help them learn more about John F. Kennedy, learn about our current education partnerships, or plan a visit to site. Click the links below to learn more about Professional Development Opportunities, Local School Partnerships, Field Trips and Classroom Resources for both teachers and students.
teachers sit at a table talking to each other


Professional Development
For many years, our site partnered with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to host a one-day conference for teachers and librarians of students grades 3 through 8. While we will not be participating in this year's event, we are pleased that the Library will continue the program for 2018. For teacher resource materials from previous conferences, please visit our past conferences page.

A ranger encourages a student writing an essay


Local School Partnerships
For more than 30 years, we have partnered with the Edward Devotion School, the same school John F. Kennedy attended as a child. Called "What JFK Means to Me," this partnership program immerses third graders in JFK's life, and encourages them to realize their own potential as leaders and citizens. During a public ceremony, students share their impressions of the President through essays and poetry. Click here to read student work and view photographs of the program.

A ranger shows students a photo from JFK's boyhood in Brookline


Field Trips
Interested in bringing your class to the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site? We offer programs for grades 2-5, and are happy to work with you to design experiences for other groups of learners. Please click here to read more.

Resources for Students and Teachers
Working on a project about John F. Kennedy or looking for ways to bring John F. Kennedy into your classroom? Click here to access resources designed specifically for teachers and students.

Last updated: January 8, 2018

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