National Geographic Channel - Killing Kennedy

Subjects: History, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9-12
Source: National Geographic Channel

National Geographic Channel presents Killing Kennedy, a global television event, on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  Produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Killing Kennedy chronicles the buildup to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald.  The film stars Rob Lowe (President Kennedy), Will Rothhaar (Lee Harvey Oswald), Michelle Trachtenberg (Marina Oswald) and Ginnifer Goodwin (Jacqueline Kennedy).  Also premiering is JFK: The Final Hours on Friday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This original documentary, narrated by actor Bill Paxton, retraces JFK’s last 24 hours through eyewitness testimony.

Contextualize for your students the impact and horror of the Kennedy assassination on its 50th anniversary with resources on the social and political environment of the world during this epic period of history.  National Geographic Education offers FREE activities and reference material for high school social studies classes, connected to Common Core and NEW C3 standards.  Join one of the free Google Hangouts to participate in lively discussion about:

  • The Inside Scoop, featuring Kelly Masterson, Killing Kennedy screenwriter, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. ET
  • Kennedy Education, featuring the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, on Monday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. ET
  • Effective use of Media in the Classroom featuring the Newseum, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. ET

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National Geographic Channel - Killing Kennedy

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