“In science it often happens that scientists say, ‘you know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,’ and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.”

Carl Sagan

How does this relate to you, your life, this school or our world? Ready…….. go.

What is the speaker ‘doing’ with her words? OR What is the danger of single stories? 

John Fitzgerald Kennedy


(May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until assassination in 1963. He was born very close to us here in Boston in Brookline, Mass. and his family was very well-known in politics.

1. In your opinion how was JFK a ‘doer’ or a ‘fighter’?

2. What happened to JFK? Why do you think he was assassinated?

3. What was the single story issued by the Warren Commission after the Presidents assassination? What is the danger of this single story?

Answer these questions in a blog and tag it JFK … take 30 minutes and research online, we will discuss afterwards.

To see the students blogs check out THINK Spot.

For more information about the assassination of JFK and the Warren Commission see slides 17-20 on the Unit 3 prezi.


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