The Assassination of President Kennedy

The November 22, 1965 assassination of President John F. Kennedy has sparked more controversy and left more unanswered questions than perhaps any other event in modern history. Who killed President Kennedy? Was his death the result of a domestic or foreign conspiracy? Was the official Warren Commission part of a government cover up? This primary source portfolio was originally published in England in 1967, before the facts could become blurred or adjusted by the passages of time. It offers students a unique opportunity to handle and analyze documentary evidence, including a full size reproduction of the alleged weapon, F.B.I. photographs, and eyewitness autopsy reports. Students will view official Warren Commission exhibits, excerpts from Jacqueline Kennedy's testimony to the Warren Commission, and a full-color model of Dealey Plaza. These documents are sure to inspire a lively classroom debate for your students, and help them to form their own hypotheses and opinions on the murder felt around the world. This portfolio includes a Study Guide with reproducible student activities. 5 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * J.F.K. * Dallas * The Assassination * The Warren Commission * Jack Ruby 14 Primary Source Documents: * Dealey Plaza Plan and Model * Anti-Kennedy Poster Circulated in Dallas on November 21, 1963 * Photograph of the Assassination * Final Page of Warren Commission Exhibit 387: Summary of Autopsy Report * Warren Commission Exhibit 385: Medical Illustration of President Kennedy's Neck Wounds * F.B.I. Eye-Witness Report of Autopsy * Page from Warren Commission Exhibit 397: Autopsy Descriptive Sheet * F.B.I. Exhibit 60: Montage of Photographs of President Kennedy's Shirt * Partial Transcript of Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy's Testimony as Reproduced in Volume V of the Warren Commission Hearings * Warren Commission Document 767: Summary of Secret Service Interview of Alonzo Hudkins * Advertisement from The American Rifleman, February 1963 * Full Size Reproduction of the Alleged Assassination Weapon * "Unanswered Questions" Assassination Evidence Summary * A Map of Central and Oak Cliff Areas of Dallas

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6263-6
Author: Michael Rand
Copyright: 2004
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 14" x 9 1/4"