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Free Teacher Workshop to Feature Pulitzer Prize-winning PhotographerDALLAS/June 30, 2009—The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will host a free teacher workshop Tuesday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring Bob Jackson, whose iconic image of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald won a Pulitzer Prize for news photography in 1964. Educators will begin the day with a tour of the museum's newest seventh floor exhibit, A Photographer's Story: Bob Jackson and the Kennedy Assassination, followed by a presentation about the museum collections, education programs and teaching resources. After the special Living History session with Jackson, during which participants will have an opportunity to ask him questions as part of a recorded oral history interview, teachers will receive a free resource CD of lessons plans, images and a student gallery guide.
"We are delighted to present this free workshop to North Texas educators," says Sharron Wilkins Conrad, the museum curator of education. "Not only will teachers see a wonderful exhibit and learn creative ways to enhance their students' visit to the museum, they will hear directly from Bob Jackson about his remarkable career and his personal perspective of the Kennedy assassination."
Located on the sixth and seventh floors of the former Texas School Book Depository, the museum examines the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy through artifacts, photographs, documentary film, key evidentiary areas, eyewitness accounts and interactive educational programming. Each year, more than 50,000 school-age children visit the museum as part of a school, youth group or family visit.
Space at the workshop is limited, and teachers may register online at the Region 10 Education Service Center website. Teacher participants are eligible for professional development credit through the Texas Education Agency. For more information about the workshop, please call 214-747-6660, extension 5572, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets and supports the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Located at 411 Elm Street in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, the Museum is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 12 to 6 p.m. Monday. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are available in seven languages, and a youth version is available in English. For more information, visit www.jfk.org or call 214-747-6660.
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