Conflicting Evidence: 24 Hours after the Kennedy Assassination

by  The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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So how have the photographic, film, and documentary evidence found in the first 24 hours after the Kennedy assassination been used to make conflicting arguments about what happened on November 22, 1963? Students will learn to examine primary source material as they become history detectives in this introduction to the events that took place in Dallas almost 50 years ago. Participants will be shown the view from "the corner window" from which a rifle was observed that fateful day (and below which three shell casings were found by investigators). Staff from The Sixth Floor Museum will prompt careful analysis by asking probing questions about the evidence.

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By Request: $125.00


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Maximum participants:

No maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Dallas, TX
United States

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza interprets the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.  Now, through interactive, inquiry-based distance learning programs, you and your students can experience history through careful examination of the photographs, films and artifacts in the Museum's collection of over 60,000 items.  These programs also connect students with "living history" speakers: eyewitnesses, law enforcement officials, journalists, physicians and others with direct memories of the Kennedy assassination.  A selection of engaging programs provide opportunities for students to meet the Museum's curatorial, collections and education staff, prompting thoughtful discussions on U.S. history, world history, the Civil Rights Movement, oral history and the role of the historian!  All programs meet state and national history standards.

Genevieve Kaplan

Program Details


1. The program begins with an introduction to the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, the founding of the Museum and the organization's collections.

2. Get a rare, live glimpse out of the former Texas School Book Depository's "corner window" where eyewitnesses saw a rifle after shots were fired and beneath which three shell casings were found by investigators.

3. Participants are introduced to the events of November 22, 1963: President Kennedy's arrival and motorcade through Dallas, and his subsequent assassination.

4. Presenters share photographs, films, oral history quotes, artifacts and documents related to evidence found in the first 24 hours after the assassination.

5. Participants are encouraged to examine this material and assess how it both reinforces and undermines the argument that Lee Harvey Oswald was the president's assassination.


1. Understand the mission of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

2. Develop a familiarity with The Sixth Floor Museum's collection by exposure to its photographs, films, oral histories, artifacts and documents.

3. Engage in conversation with Museum staff about topics related to the Kennedy assassination and the legacy of that tragic event.

4. Understand how historical evidence can be used to support multiple theories depending on how it is interpreted.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

N5-12 Social Studies

State Standards

5th Grade Social Studies 5.5a,c; 5.24a,b,c,e

6th Grade Social Studies 6.2b; 6.21 a,b,d,e

7th Grade Social Studies 7.7d; 7.21a,b,d,e,f

8th Grade Social Studies 8.29a,b,c,d,e,f,g

US History 24c,e,f

US Government 21d