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Remembering JFK

Bringing a Historic Event into Your Modern Day Classroom

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Photograph courtesy National Geographic Channel

The historical details of what happened on the day of Kennedy's assassination, and the shocking days that followed, are well known to millions. This November, National Geographic Channel will take audiences deeper inside the story than ever before by examining the events that led both John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald to Dallas on that fateful day in November 1963, and by offering a rare and human look at the people at the center of it all.

Contextualize for your students the impact and horror of the Kennedy assassination on its 50th anniversary with resources on the social and political environment of the world during this epic period of history. High school social studies classroom resources include activities on the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban missile crisis, and the effect that Kennedy's assassination had on the American psyche and politics. Reference material includes an interactive timeline detailing the biographies of Kennedy and Oswald up to the fateful day in Dallas when their lives collided.

From the National Geographic Channel


Lesson and Activities

Use this lesson and these activities to discuss John F. Kennedy’s presidency and assassination 


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