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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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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.

2019-2020

2018-2019

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2013-2014

Honorable Mention

2011-2012

 

Programs by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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Ask an Expert!

Here’s your chance to meet The Sixth Floor Museum’s staff! Get to know the people who make the Museum tick: curators and educators, librarians or collections staff will connect with you to share how their jobs contribute to visitor understanding...

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Civics in My Time - Virtual Program

How can you make a difference in your community if you are not old enough to vote? Students will learn about the three branches of government and how citizens can influence government decisions through civic engagement. Students will learn how to...

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Community Voices

Connect your students with "living history" as they interact with the eyewitnesses, law enforcement officials, journalists, physicians and others with direct memories of the Kennedy assassination. Students become oral historians as they ask...

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Conflicting Evidence: 24 Hours after the Kennedy Assassination

What evidence was found in the first 24 hours after the Kennedy assassination? This program uses photographic and eyewitness evidence to evaluate what happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Students are transformed into history detectives as...

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Debating the Issues - Virtual Program

President Kennedy encouraged citizens of all ages to be actively involved in their communities and participate in civic discourse. Students will take on issues of the 1960s, examining their connections to current events before engaging in mini...

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History Detectives - Virtual Program

How can you tell a story without words? Students will examine photographs and artworks from the Museum’s collections to document people and events connected to President Kennedy and the 1960s. They will then create an artwork that documents their...

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Myths and Conspiracies - Virtual Program

Have you ever wondered what myths and conspiracies surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy have been debunked and how to determine whether they are possible, improbable or impossible? In this program, staff from the Museum will discuss...

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Resistance: Civil Rights and Kennedy’s Legacy - Virtual Program

In the 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement was a major focus of change in the United States. During his presidency John F. Kennedy worked with many advisors to respond to protests, discrimination and events taking place. Students will have the...

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Shaping History - Virtual program

Learn about President Kennedy and his life through the objects and buildings around him. Students will follow President Kennedy’s journey from childhood through his presidency and create a story book using basic shapes and patterns to draw the...

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Telling My Story - Virtual Programs

How can you tell a story without words? Students will examine photographs and artworks from the Museum’s collections to document people and events connected to President Kennedy and the 1960s. They will then create an artwork that documents their...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Megan Bryant   education@jfk.org
411 Elm Street
Dallas TX 75202
2143893060
United States

http://www.jfk.org/

Primary Disciplines

The programs of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza cover:

Social Studies/History
Career Education
Language Arts/English
Problem Solving
Gifted & Talented
Collaboration

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for the fantastic sessions this morning. The girls really enjoyed them and so did the staff. We were all impressed by the professional way that you switched between the photos and other evidence and then back to you. This allowed the students to discuss the evidence and see it even though they were not at the museum. The way you showed us 'through the window' using the live feed from the webcam was brilliant and very effectively placed you geographically. We also appreciated the expertise that you shared with us, while keeping the interactive feel by constantly asking our girls questions and allowing them to direct the discussion. It was really a fantastic experience for them!

Abbotsleigh (Sydney, Australia)