President Kennedy's Assassination: Nonfiction Analysis for Secondary Students

President Kennedy's Assassination: Nonfiction Analysis for Secondary Students
President Kennedy's Assassination: Nonfiction Analysis for Secondary Students
President Kennedy's Assassination: Nonfiction Analysis for Secondary Students
President Kennedy's Assassination: Nonfiction Analysis for Secondary Students
President Kennedy's Assassination: Nonfiction Analysis for Secondary Students
President Kennedy's Assassination: Nonfiction Analysis for Secondary Students
President Kennedy's Assassination: Nonfiction Analysis for Secondary Students
President Kennedy's Assassination: Nonfiction Analysis for Secondary Students
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This activity includes links to nonfiction articles and videos for a complete lesson about President Kennedy's assassination. This bundle includes close reading options, writing prompts, extension activities, and a complete lesson plan.

Responding to nonfiction is a lifelong skill. This specific activity asks students to look at different perspectives from people who were involved in history on November 22, 1963. Students will read articles and watch videos from the doctor who took care of President Kennedy, a grave digger at Arlington National Cemetery, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Connally. Students will consider these different perspectives and write about what details were emphasized by each perspective.

Almost every college professor asks students to judge and critique nonfiction writing. This will allow students to practice responding in this manner.

This nonfiction activity engages students because they are curious about America's reactions, the conspiracy theories, and the popularity of President Kennedy. Students become very involved with the discussion and reading.

It is Common Core aligned, and provides an outline of lesson plans for the articles and writing assignment. It takes me five days to complete all the activities and have students write their responses. You could add a day (I've included extension activities) or take a day away if you wanted to assign homework.

It includes everything I use when teaching the lesson. I use it with my freshmen and sophomores. The reading, discussion, and writing takes me a week of classes.

(The preview for this nonfiction analysis activity includes the first two pages of the lesson plan).

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