The life and career of President Johnson are filled with many life lessons and critical moments in world history. One of our jobs is to create activities and lessons you can present to your students to help them better understand the role of the President and, specifically, President Johnson’s accomplishments.
Written Document Analysis Worksheet [PDF]
Map Analysis Worksheet [PDF]
Poster Analysis Worksheet [PDF]
Photo Analysis Worksheet [PDF]
Artifact Analysis Worksheet [PDF]
Sound Recording Analysis Worksheet [PDF]
Motion Picture Analysis Worksheet [PDF]
Cartoon Analysis Worksheet [PDF]
The Continual Struggle by Brian Washington is open at the LBJ Presidential Library now through April 10, 2016. The exhibit's artwork documents the Civil Rights Movement and America's historic struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement. The exhibit uses visual art as an educational tool and method of storytelling, vividly illustrating people who were willing to go into the streets to protest injustice and inequality. Carefully researched and drawn only in black and white, the stark drawings portray sharecropping, non-violent protest, freedom rides, marches, voter registration campaigns, police violence, and the realities that provoked those actions – vividly demonstrating the conflict-ridden nature of social change.
The Continual Struggle Guiding Questions [PDF]
The Continual Struggle Student Guide [PDF]
Developed by the LBJ Library
Constitution Day Activity:
Using primary sources from the LBJ Library's archival holdings, identify the article in the U.S. Constitution that supports the power being displayed. Below you will find a PowerPoint and PDF of the documents as well as a description of each document. A copy of the U.S. Constitution is available in PDF format. There is no one answer; for each source you will find options for answers in the notes of the PowerPoint. This activity is in the public domain. Please supplement with age-appropriate materials related to the the topic you are studying.
Grade: 5th-12th grade
Developed by teachers
In addition to official lessons from the LBJ Library, we are pleased to offer lessons created by teachers using resources from our archives.
Through this primary source activity, students will analyze the programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society through a DBQ format.
Grade: High School AP US History / U.S. Government
Great Society DBQ [PDF]
Students will be able to describe the processes for the development of government policy and explain the challenges to creating effective government policies through this primary source activity. The attached PowerPoint provides background and instruction for the handout and primary source activity.
Grade: High School
This resource leads you through the Immigration law of 1965 through the four Presidents who created a path for immigration.
Grade: 5th-8th grade
The purpose of this lesson is threefold. First, students will gain knowledge about the Vietnam War pertaining to United States History, specifically the Tet Offensive a major turning point in the war as well as American public opinion of the war. Second, students will strengthen their analysis and evaluation skills through the use of primary source documents. Finally students will practice their historical writing skills using evidence gathered from the primary source documents.
Grade: 10th or 11th US History / Honors or AP