Monday, November 18, 2013

33 Teaching Resources on the JFK Assassination

I have had an interest in the Kennedy Assassination since eighth grade, when I wrote a research paper on it. This monumental event has captivated the world and has remained a mystery to those of us who believe that a conspiracy was involved. Friday, November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death. John F. Kennedy was the  youngest person to ever be elected to the presidency, and his youthful good looks will forever be frozen in time. This is a teaching moment for all students.

SIDE NOTE: The majority of teachers in my school were not even born yet when this occurred. Makes me feel old, but it also seems like just yesterday.

5 Things You May Not Know About JFK's Assassination- from CNN

Books on the Kennedy Assassination- over 2,000 books, Kindle, audio

The Cuban Missile Crisis: How to Respond?- lesson plan from the JFK Library and Museum

Documents Related to the Kennedy Assassination- from DocsTeach; list of eleven items includes photos, memos, diagram, speech

Everything Changed: JFK's Life and Death- Tom Brokow interviews famous people about JFK

Footage of Kennedy Assassination Used as a Teaching Tool in Oklahoma City High School

JFK50- Kennedy speaks about civil rights, public service, science and innovation, foreign policy

JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Not?- webquest for 6th grade students

The JFK Assassination Timetable- from M.I.T.

JFK Biography- from

JFK Media Library- from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

John F. Kennedy Biography- from

John F. Kennedy Timeline- Sparknotes

Kennedy's Final Days- photos capture the last few days of Kennedy's life, from his arrival in San Antonio, Texas on November 21, 1963.

Killing Kennedy-National Geographic's interactive shows Oswald and Kennedy's life stories side-by-side

The Life of John F. Kennedy- from the JFK Library and Museum

A Look Back at the Death of President John F. Kennedy 50 Years Ago- CBS News page of interviews, photos and much more

New Photos of JFK's Final Minutes- recently released

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection- from the National Archives

Readers Remember a Terrible Day- stories published in the LA Times

Remembering JFK: Required Reading- from School Library Journal

Remembering John F. Kennedy- interactive from Associated Press includes a map of Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza- "approximately 40,000 items related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the local and global aftermath of his tragic death, the legacy of his presidency and the history and culture of the 1960s." Online collections highlights here.

Timeline: Most Important Events of the Kennedy Presidency

USA Today Article: Most Still Believe in JFK Assassination Conspiracy

The Warren Commission Report- from the National Archives

Was Kennedy Tied to the Mob?- from the National Geographic Channel

What Does the Zapruder Film Really Tell Us?- article from Smithsonian Magazine


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