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]
Curriculum developed for exhibits at the LBJ Library
Sixty From The '60s
Prepare for your visit to the LBJ Library's temporary exhibit "Sixty from the '60s." In this downloadable packet, you will find lesson plans, activities, and other resources to help guide you and your students through the exhibit and the 1960s. All documents are in the public domain. Please change as you see fit, as you know your students better than anyone. You'll find a list of individuals represented in the exhibit and more information about it here.
Sixty From The '60s [PDF]
Activities developed by the LBJ Library
Constitution Day Activity:
Using primary sources from the LBJ Library 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
Activities 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
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