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Standards Index: Topic 9.6: Challenges of the 21st Century
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Skill 4.B: Explain how a specific historical development is situated within a broader historical context.
Theme: Politics and Power (PCE)
Conspiracy Theories: From JFK’s Assassination to Today
Students will learn about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, including surrounding conspiracy theories, to explore the deeply ingrained American tendency to mistrust government – a characteristic of our national political culture that is as old as the Revolution, and has been magnified by the internet age.