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Presidents

Learn about America’s most famous leaders and their appreciations and influences over the arts; from Lincoln’s connection to music, to Kennedy’s advocacy for the arts, to the importance placed in having White House photographers capture the president’s everyday achievements.

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Shadowing the president is difficult, but White House photographers must capture every moment for history
Audio Series
Explore Lincoln's love for theater and music, and the impact of music on his political campaign and presidency
Audio Series
Explore how President Kennedy raised awareness of the importance of the arts
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During the Cold War the Kennedy administration strengthened their commitment to cultural diplomacy through the arts
KC Festival
The Kennedy Center marks the 50th anniversary of a remarkable American presidency
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Bringing poetry to life through performance
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Analyzing political cartoons will allow students to develop both factual knowledge and interpretive skills
Grade 5 Lesson
Students will create an original political campaign song for a fictional presidential candidate.
Grade 5 Lesson
Organize information researched on the U.S. presidential election process and constitutional rights
Grade 5 Lesson
Learn general facts about the voting process and its importance in a democratic form of government
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