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.
In addition to official curriculum from the LBJ Library, we are pleased to offer curriculum 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 creation.
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