Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning is a selection of engaging programs that provide interactive opportunities for students to explore the life and legacy of President Kennedy through discussion and activities on U.S. history, world history, the Civil Rights Movement, oral history and the role of the historian.

All distance learning programs are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Connections (TEKS) and the National Standards for United States History. Click here for the TEKS program alignment.

The complete list of Education programs offered through distance learning is available in the 2023-2024 Education Programs Guide.  

How to Book a Virtual Learning Program

All distance learning programs are designed to be 50 minutes in length. To request a program for your class or campus, complete the Book a School Visit form. Museum staff will respond via email to your request. Please note that submitting a request does not represent a confirmed date and time for your distance learning program.

Virtual Learning Programs are offered via Zoom through Connect2Texas. For connection information, please click here.

Upcoming Student Webinars

The Sixth Floor Museum is excited to participate in the 2024 Presidential Primary Sources Project. This program, held in partnership with Internet2, the National Archives and the National Park Service, provides interactive video discussions with presidential sites around the country exploring our nation’s presidents and historic events through primary sources. 

Presidential Primary Sources Project
Free Student Webinar

President Kennedy and the Civil Rights Movement

Tuesday, February 13 | 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. CST | 4th–12th grades

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr said that Kennedy experienced a major change in 1963, addressing civil rights actively in the final month of his presidency. Students will explore how President Kennedy was influenced by the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on the nation. Register here.

Image credit: Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Presidential Primary Sources Project
Free Student Webinar

The Rise of the Cold War

Tuesday, March 26 | 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. CST | Free | 6th-12th grades
This program is offered in collaboration with the Truman Library

Explore the Cold War through the presidency in the first 20 years after World War II. This session will explore how the rise of nuclear weapons impacted President Truman and President Kennedy from World War II through the Cuban Missile Crisis. Register here.

Image credit: Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Presidential Primary Sources Project
Free Student Webinar 

Civil Rights to Human Rights: JFK, MLK and RFK 

Civil rights was a major issue during the 1960s, taking center stage during President Kennedy’s time in office. See how leaders began to shift their focus from civil rights issues to human rights by the end of the decade. Explore how President Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy impacted the United States then and now.

This program is offered as part of the Presidential Primary Sources Project.