The Study Guide Project
The Study Guide is an on-going project. Initial development work is in two segments. The first segment is “Discussion Questions on Kennedy, Frost and Civic Engagement” from Appendix A of our book, JFK: The Last Speech. The second segment, “Reflecting on the Film” are questions that were posed following a screening of the film at Florida State University in April 2019. These sets of questions suggest a number of ways in which important lessons in English, history and the arts might be derived. Thus the Kennedy/Frost story might serve to put students of today into thoughtful contact with these ideas and issues, just as that October day and the context of that time commanded the attention and thought of Amherst students in 1963, and continues to do so.
We invite educators at all levels, practicing or retired, to consider these matters and, if so inclined, to contribute a lesson plan or plans rooted in The Last Speech story, aimed at any relevant academic subject area, and suitable for any educational level from elementary through college. Please click HERE to see more detail on our hopes and intentions for compiling a set of such plans for future use as an educational resource of broad utility and distribution.