Today is the somber anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. You’ve probably been hearing or seeing retrospective reports about the shocking events in Dallas 50 years ago. There are several resources in your Discovery Education account to help you learn about this historical event. Here are a few:
Planning a Voyage to the Moon (a clip from Kennedy’s 1961 speech), grades K-5
John F. Kennedy’s Assassination, grades 6-12
President Kennedy Is Assassinated, grades 6-12
The Kennedy Detail, grades 9-12
While it might seem like ancient history to many of you, there are probably lots of people in your school, family, and community who were alive at the time and remember the day well. Today’s challenge for our Comments section is to find someone who remembers this event and find out about his or her memory of it. Let’s build a historical record together!
You might ask: Where were there when they heard the news? What was their experience or reaction?
Put a quote from this person in the Comments section to help our community dive deeper into this history and try to understand what it was like to witness it.