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99 resources with the concept the 1960s

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Revolution '67

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Like many US cities in the 1960s, Newark, New Jersey was the site of conflicts, protests, and civil disobedience. A two-lesson case study of events there in 1967 permits middle schoolers to gain insight into the civil rights era and the...
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Poetry of Liberation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do writers use words to protest injustice, challenge the status quo, and shape their own identities? Individuals watch and discuss a video, read author biographies, write poetry and journals, develop a slideshow, and complete a...
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History vs. Richard Nixon

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Should we remember Richard Nixon only for his abuse of power and the scandal that resulted in the end of his presidency? Here is a fantastic TedEd video illustrating major highlights from Nixon's term as president of the United States,...
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The President’s Desk

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through an engaging interactive site. The guide offers a...
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The Greensboro Sit-Ins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine an old 1960s diner. There's a long, L-shaped counter top and classic diner stools covered in vinyl dotting the counter space. Sounds like your typical diner, doesn't it? A piece of this diner now sits in The Smithsonian. Why?...
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Who Won the Space Race?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also,...
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Romantic and 20th Century Period Music

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Upper graders explore the similarities, differences, and depth of pop music from the Romantic era and the 20th century. They listen to selections that exemplify the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th century periods, then create presentations...
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Behind The Music: 1992

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Identify different genres of music popular in the 80's and 90's. Learners will identify the current issues and musical elements that made them popular to make comparisons to music of the 60's.
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Civil Rights or Freedom? When Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement Clashed

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhen Martin Luther King Jr. took a stand against the Vietnam War, interests collided. With a letter from Jackie Robinson to Lyndon B. Johnson, the baseball legend urges the president to remain firm in his resolve for civil rights. Young...
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Defying Expectations: Unsung Hero: Marsha P. Johnson and the Stonewall Riots

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The 1960s were a turbulent time, but the charismatic figure of Marshal P. Johnson is often left out of the provocative stories of the era. With primary sources that talk about Johnson and her role in the Stonewall Riots, scholars unpack...
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To What Extent was Reconstruction a Revolution? (Part 2)

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
While Reconstruction laid the groundwork, many believe its revolutionary ideals weren't realized until the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Using the 1965 Voting Rights Act, budding historians consider why it took more than 100 years to...
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Bob Dylan and Protest Songs of the 1960s

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Once again, times are a-changing. It's been 50 years since the social movements, strikes, and sit-ins propelled in part by the protest music of the 1960s. To gain a deeper understanding of the period, class members view a Crash Course...
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On This Day: Bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four little girls galvanized a civil rights movement. Clips include interviews with the church's pastor and a survivor of the bombings, as well as a...
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Civil Rights Act of 1964

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was JFK a fallen Civil Rights hero—or a fraud? Learners examine Kennedy's own words and those of his critics to decide for themselves. After examining Kennedy's actions before his assassination, they determine what sort of legacy he left...
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On This Day: Publication of The Feminine Mystique

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique, it was considered a manifesto for women who suffered from the problem that has no name. Clips from authors and historians, as well as the writer herself, help class members consider the...
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On This Day: Greensboro, North Carolina Sit-In

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
More than an iconic image, the picture of young people sitting at a lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., to protest segregation and Jim Crow laws also sparked a new phase of the civil rights movement. Video clips, including activists,...
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US History and Government Examination: June 2014

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The 1960s marked a pivotal point for social and foreign policy in the United States. Using documents, such as speeches from Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy, and authentic test prompts, class members consider the impact of this...
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On This Day: Apollo 8

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Apollo 8—the mission to orbit the moon—changed the trajectory of human history and space travel. A series of videos, including historians, the mission commander, and footage of the mission, allows pupils to watch the mission as it...
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On This Day: President John F. Kennedy - Life, Death, Legacy

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
John F. Kennedy and the American Camelot dazzled the United States. His legacy is more complicated, however, and it includes the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. Pupils view history as it unfolded with news reels on the Bay of Pigs, Cuban...
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The Farm Worker Movement

For Students 4th - 12th
An impactful video details the work of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in creating the United Farmworkers. In the 1960s farm workers of California stood together to better their working conditions. Making their way to Sacramento,...
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Cuban Exodus

For Students 4th - 12th
A video spotlights former child refugees and their experience of leaving their home country, Cuba, to live in Florida for a safer life. While Fidel Castro reigned, many Cubans families and small children made the decision to leave,...
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LA Walkouts

For Students 4th - 12th
An informative video takes you to East Los Angeles In the 1960s. Educator, Sal Castro identified a common problem among the Latino population and as a native Angelino, he decided to do something about it. Castro planned a walkout across...
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Revolution '67, Lesson 2: What Happened in July 1967? How Do We Know?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Even in a world in which dozens of participants and curious onlookers record every controversial event, the basic facts of what happened are often in dispute. Revolution '67, Lesson 2 explores 1967 Newark, New Jersey using an examination...
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Revolution '67, Lesson 1: Protest: Why and How

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To some people, protesting is as American as apple pie, but the factors that lead to protests can be as confusing to veteran activists as to today's youth. Revolution '67 explores the riots in Newark, New Jersey as a case study.  Using...