Anybody here seen my old friend John?

Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good they die young.
I just looked around and he's gone.


The Kennedy Assassination

I was four years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. While I do not remember that assassination I do remember the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King vividly. The JFK assassination is a part of the American memory which many believe was a significant, if not critical, turning point for the United States. The assassination is commemorated in Dallas at the 6th Floor Museum, which is housed in the Texas School Book Depository, the site where Lee Harvey Oswald is to believed to fired the shots that killed the 35th President of the United States. People visiting the Museum all have different experiences and react differently to the artifacts of the assassination. The Museum maintains a digital presence, complete with a memorial book where people can record their thoughts about the experience. Use the following multimedia to experience the many levels of the assassination and then write a reflection that could be place in the memorial book. What would you write?  What questions do you have?

Chronkite announces assassination

YouTube Video

Chronkite announces the death of JFK

YouTube Video

Google Map of Dealy Plaza

Slideshare of the assasssination

Google Doc, public on the Web.  What questions do you have?  What questions are inspired by the media? What do you want to know more about?