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Engage, connect and inspire your students at The Sixth Floor Museum

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.


The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza interprets the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Now, through interactive, inquiry-based distance learning programs, you and your students can experience history through careful examination of the photographs, films and artifacts in the Museum's collection of nearly 60,000 items. These programs also connect students with "living history" speakers: eyewitnesses, law enforcement officials, journalists, physicians and others with direct memories of the Kennedy assassination. A selection of engaging programs provide opportunities for students to meet the Museum's curatorial, collections and education staff, prompting thoughtful discussions on U.S. history, world history, the Civil Rights Movement, oral history and the role of the historian! All programs are TEKS aligned, and meet national history standards.


To see a complete list of our distance learning program options click here. To request a program for your class, contact education@jfk.org.


Please visit www.jfk.org to learn more about JFK and the Museum's Collections.

SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS

Cute, Spooky, or ... Fishy?

Presented by Texas State Aquarium

Grades: Prek-12

Cost: FREE

Date: October 12

Time: 10:00-10:45 a.m. CST


Plan Your Costume Using Aquavision: Join us as we explore the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the Caribbean jungle in search of cute or spooky costume ideas. Learn about some of the animals that live at the Texas State Aquarium.


RECORDING - Can't join us live, no problem! You will receive a link to access the recording within 1-3 business days after Oct. 12th.

Day of the Dead-Mexico

Presented by The Old Jail Art Center

Grades: 2-5

Cost: FREE

Date: October 26

Times: 10:00-10:45 a.m. CST


Discover the traditions of el Dia de los Muertos with the Old Jail Art Center! Enjoy the story of Rosita y Conchita by author Eric Gonzalez and investigate the cultural significance of the Ofrenda. Students will observe Pre-Columbian artifacts from the museum collection to investigate the cultural significance of the Ofrenda. Students will explore the history of Papel Picado (the art of punched paper design). Students will review concepts of symmetry and pattern before watching the creation of a colorful luminaria with punched designs.


RECORDING - Can't join us live, no problem! You will receive a link to access the recording within 1-3 business days after Oct. 26th.

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Aesop Storytelling Fables

Presented by George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Grades: Prek-3

Cost: FREE

Date: November 1

Times: 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST


Join Barbara Hailey, author, playwright, and Master Storyteller. She shares the story of an underdog who sought to bring joy to the lives of all. The stories of Aesop are inspirational. Aesop is a stirring storytelling experience that is sure to spread wisdom and inspire hearts and minds! This is a perfect time to reflect on the joy of storytelling. Aesop’s stories give the gifts of understanding and happiness to all!


RECORDING - Can't join us live, no problem! You will receive a link to access the recording within 1-3 business days after Nov. 1st.

American Indian Depictions in Art

Presented by Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Grades: 4-12

Cost: $75/FREE for Texas schools

Dates: November 5, 12 or 30

Times: 9:00-10:00 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. CST

ONLY available during November by request at your preferred date/time by contacting distancelearning@cartermuseum.org.


Analyze how artists have depicted American Indians throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examine paintings, photographs, sculpture, and works on paper to explore various perspectives. Discussion will include identification of icons, stereotypes, representation, and more.

Awesome Opossums

Presented by Texas Wildlife Association

Grades: K-8

Cost: FREE

Date: November 7

Times: 9:00-945 a.m., 10:15-11:00 a.m., 12:30-1:15 p.m. or 2:00-2:45 p.m. CST


The Virginia Opossum is the only Marsupial, or mammal with a pouch, in the United States. Many people fear or dislike opossums due to some common misconceptions and their adaptability to urban environments, but they are actually very interesting animals. You will meet a live Virginia Opossum and explore the unique adaptations that have helped it adapt in its wild habitat and to an urban environment. We will also clear up some public misconceptions and introduce many awesome traits about this animal.


RECORDING - Can't join us live, no problem! You will receive a link to access the recording within 1-3 business days after Nov. 7th.

La Belle: The Ship that Changed History

Presented by Bullock Texas State History Museum

Grades: 4-8

Cost: FREE

Dates: November 1, 7, 13, 16 or 20

Times: 8:30-9:20 a.m., 10:00-10:50 a.m., 11:00-11:50 a.m. or 1:00-1:50 p.m. CST

Also available by request at your preferred date/time by contacting distance.learning@thestoryoftexas.com.


Who was the 17th Century French explorer La Salle? How did the sinking of his ship, La Belle, change the history of Texas? What technological innovations were used to excavate and conserve this 300 year old ship and its artifacts? Discover the answers to these questions by examining the artifacts found on the ship with a Museum Educator.

https://youtu.be/YDoovtiWk50

Patolli- A Mayan Harvest Game

Presented by Old Jail Art Center

Grades: 7-10

Cost: $65 (includes supplies)

Dates: November 15 or 16

Times: 10:00-10:45 a.m., 11:00-11:45 a.m., 1:00-1:45 p.m. or 2:00-2:45 p.m. CST

Also available by request at your preferred date/time by contacting ewhitmore@theojac.org.

REMINDERS

Creepy Carrots

Grades: K-2

Cost: $55 (includes activity materials)

Dates: October 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 or 31

Times: 9-9:50 a.m., 10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., 1-1:50 p.m. or 2-2:50 p.m. CST

Available by request by contacting educator@thegracemuseum.org.


Science Live! KABOOM

Grades: K-12

Cost: $165 interactive or $25 view only (up to 500 students)

Date: October 22

Times: 9-9:45 a.m. or 2-2:45 p.m. CST

Also available by request by contacting distance@dhdc.org.


Resolve to Dissolve

Grades: 3-5

Cost: $140 (includes supplies)

Dates: October 23

Times: 10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., 1-1:50 p.m. or 2-2:50 p.m. CST

Also available by request by contacting distancelearning@fwmsh.org.


Chemistry Road Show with Dr. Jim Pennington

Grades: 3-12

Cost: FREE

Date: October 25

Times: 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-1:30 p.m.

RECORDING - Can't join us live? No problem!


The Magic of Monarchs

Grades: K-8

Cost: FREE

Date: October 25

Times: 9-9:45 a.m., 10:15-11:00 a.m., 12:30-1:15 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m. CST

RECORDING - Can't join us live? No problem!


Exploring Food Chains
Grades:
1-2 or 3-5

Cost: $75

Date: October 25

Times: 9-9:30 a.m. or 1-1:30 p.m. CST

Also available by request by contacting abrooks@fortworthzoo.org.


Creepy Critters

Grades: 1-6

Cost: FREE

Date: October 30

Times: 9-9:45 a.m., 10:15-11:00 a.m., 12:30-1:15 p.m. or 2-2:45 p.m. CST

RECORDING - Can't join us live? No problem!


The Eerie and Unusual

Grades: 5-12

Cost: $75 but FREE for Texas schools

Dates: October 31

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST

ONLY available during October by contacting distancelearning@cartermuseum.org.

Bats-A-Billion

Grades: K-8

Cost: FREE

Date: October 31

Times: 9-9:45 a.m., 10:15-11:00 a.m., 12:30-1:15 p.m. or 2-2:45 p.m. CST

RECORDING - Can't join us live? No problem!


Read With Us Wednesday: Baby Alligator

Grades: Prek-2

Cost: $60

Date: October 31

Times: 8-8:30 a.m., 9-9:30a.m., 10-10:30 a.m., 11-11:30 a.m., 12-12:30 p.m., 1-1:30 p.m., 2-2:30 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m. or 4-4:30 p.m. CST


Diwali-The Indian Festival of Lights!

Grades: K-2

Cost: $65 (includes supplies)

Dates: October 31, November 1 or 2

Times: 10-10:45 a.m., 11-11:45 a.m., 1-1:45 p.m. or 2-2:45 p.m. CST

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