The Kennedy Assassination
Grades: 5 - 12

Helen Headrick remembers the assassination and funeral of President John F. Kennedy.

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    Discussion Questions:

  • Have students discuss how they think the public would react today to the assassination of a President. What would be similar to the reaction to Kennedy’s death? What would be different? Why?
    Activity Ideas:

  • Use the video as a “jumping off point” for study of the Kennedy Administration and create a timeline. Go back in time from the assassination through the Kennedy presidency through the lens of other first person recollections your students can find via research and/or by interviewing parents, family members, and community members.
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