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The Best Online Resources About President John F. Kennedy

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'President John F. Kennedy' photo (c) 2011, U.S. Embassy New Delhi - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Check out the JFK lesson I’ve posted at The New York Times.

The fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination is coming up next week, and I’ll certainly be making additions to this list.

Here’s a start:

JFK in Photos is from The Atlantic.

Textbooks Reassess Kennedy, Putting Camelot Under Siege is from The New York Times.

Fifty Years Later is an interactive site from NBC News.

JFK 50 is from The Dallas Morning News.

5 Headlines That Would Have Been If JFK Lived is from ABC News.

I’m embedding an interactive from ABC News below, though don’t think you’ll see it on an RSS Reader:

View On ABC News.com

JFK Assassination: A look back at the death of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago is from CBS News.

Never-Before-Seen Photos of JFK’s Final Minutes in Dallas is from TIME.

Read about Kennedy’s life is this ELL accessible biography.

Here are videos from The History Channel that probably aren’t viewable on an RSS Reader:

Here’s a Spanish-language ad for Kennedy:

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is a treasure trove of accessible resources though, of course, it’s probably safe to say that they won’t be entirely objective. The three best resources there are:

A collection of many online interactives.

Picture Book Biographies of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline B. Kennedy

Their special multimedia site, JFK50.org.

Death of a president: Remembering John F. Kennedy is an interactive from The Associated Press.

The Legacy of President John F. Kennedy – 50 Years Later is an extensive collection from the PBS News Hour.

Lessons On American Presidents has one on President Kennedy for English Language Learners.

CNN has special feature on President Kennedy.

Killing Kennedy is an interactive from National Geographic comparing the lives of President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald.

A Moment That Change Everything is a particularly impressive feature from The Washington Post.

John F. Kennedy’s assassination, 50 years later is from CBC News.

The Death of President Kennedy is a NY Times interactive.

Teaching About J.F.K. With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Iconic JFK images: Then and now is from Reuters.

Scenes From the Kennedy Assassination is from The Wall Street Journal.

Here are great resources for ELLs from Sean Banvilles site, Lessons On U.S. Presidents.

Feel free to leave suggestions for other resources to include here.

You might also be interested in the 1,200 other “The Best..” lists I’ve previously posted.

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