Reading John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
BRI Staff Kirk Higgins and Joshua Schmid look back at the famous inaugural speech of John F. Kennedy and discuss his timeless messages that still apply today. How did JFK ground himself in the past while still promising progression and change? And how did he define his responsibility in the context of world politics and in the tradition of the American presidency?
The Torch Has Passed to a New Generation: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address and Responsibility
In this lesson, students will analyze John F. Kennedy’s call in his Inaugural Address for responsible actions by the American citizenry.
Thirteen Days: John F. Kennedy, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Purpose
In this lesson, students will learn how President John F. Kennedy achieved his purpose of protecting the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis. They will also understand how they can be purposeful in their lives.
A Primary Source Close Reads Video Playlist
Primary Source Close Reading with BRI investigates some of the most pivotal speeches and documents that made America. In this series, join BRI staff Kirk Higgins and guests as they dissect how seminal documents, court cases, and speeches forged America’s development and impact our lives today.