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What was it like the day that President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963? Meet journalists, eyewitnesses, police officers, physicians, Civil Rights activists and others with memories of that memorable day. Then, become an oral historian by asking your own questions of this special Living History guest. Every presentation incorporates films, video clips, photographs and other documents that make this time period come alive for audiences. 

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners, Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

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

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Career Education, Language Arts/English, Character Education, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Leadership

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

Requests for this program MUST BE MADE A MINIMUM OF 4 WEEKS IN ADVANCE of requested date; we must coordinate schedules with one of our Living History Guest Speakers and our Oral Historian.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature (i.e. snow days). The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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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. The Museum's oral historian, Associate Curator Stephen Fagin, welcomes the speaker and does a brief (10-15 minute long) introduction/oral history interview with the Living History guest. The introduction includes relevant photographs, films, documents and artifacts.

5. Participants are encouraged to become oral historians by asking their own questions throughout the session.


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. Become familiar with oral history as a primary source by watching and participating in a live oral history interview.

4. Recognize the value and limitations of oral histories by understanding that personal memories must be reinforced by other types of historical evidence (such as documents, films, photographs, etc.).

Standards Alignment

National Standards

N5-12 Social Studies

US History, Era 9 Standards 1-4

State Standards

5th Grade Social Studies 5.25a,e

6th Grade Social Studies 6.21a,e

7th Grade Social Studies 7.21a,d,e,g

8th Grade Social Studies 8.30a,d,f,g

US History 24c,e,f

US Government 21d