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96 resources with the concept the 1960s

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Social Dances through Time

For Teachers 9th
We're going way back to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to discuss pop culture, entertainment, and social dance. Kids discuss the top headlines from those time periods and how music, culture, and dance influence each other and evolve over...
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A Country Divided: Kent State

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the impact of the Kent State shootings. In this 1960's American history lesson, students access interviews, images, and articles regarding the shooting and its causes. Students discuss how the shootings revealed a deep...
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Cold War Battle Grounds Arms Race, Space Race, Sports

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the Space Race and Arms Race. In this Cold War lesson, students watch video clips and read information about how the Cold War was fought. High schoolers complete a writing activity based on the information presented.
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New Frontier/Kennedy

For Students 8th - 11th
In this new frontier worksheet, students respond to 16 short answer questions about the Kennedy presidency events such as the Space Race, the Warren Commission, and other events.
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History of the Beatles

For Students 6th - 12th
In this Beatles music worksheet, students read about the origins the musical group and their style in an article and graphic organizers. Students then respond to 8 short answer questions regarding the Beatles.
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Martha, My Dear: A Lesson About Imperatives

For Students 5th - 8th
In this song lesson worksheet, learners learn about the song Martha, My Dear by The Beatles. Teachers explain the song background and the grammar in the song. The class answers 6 questions while listening to the song and after listening...
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Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American Policies, Laws and Procedures

For Students 8th - 11th
Was the Civil Rights Movement a success or a failure? Help your students analyze their opinion of the Civil Rights Movement with this graphic organizer, which provides four blank spaces underneath four categories (names/goals of the...
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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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Cold War Politics in The Space Race

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"Whoever controls space will control the world, " Lyndon B. Johnson said after the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik. This fueled the space race and encouraged the United States' goal of landing a man on the moon before the...
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1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Provide a little background information and introduce learners to one of the biggest moments in US history: the Apollo 11 moon landing. This news report describes the event, the time, and life in space. This is a report celebrating the...
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The Beatles and The Rolling Stones

For Students 8th - 9th
In this The Beatles and The Rolling Stones learning exercise, learners read a time line with eight points of information and then fill in the blanks in paragraphs concerning this information. Students answer twenty fill in the blank...
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Space Race Quiz

For Students 7th - 10th
In need of a 14 question multiple choice quiz on the space race? This quiz will challenge your class to recall facts related to the moon landing, Neil Armstrong, Sputnik, and America's race to space with Russia.
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Speak Out!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to Yvonne Ranier's "Trio A" dance and investigate how to express concern over social issues through choreography. They research important issues from the 1960's, choreograph and perform original dances.
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Clash of Cultures: Comparing the 1920s and 1960s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers compare the social, cltural and politicalp roblems of the 1920s with the 1960s.
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Introduction to Space Exploration

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students examine U.S. History by researching the Space Race. In this space science lesson, students view a PBS documentary titled Sputnik Declassified. Students identify the U.S. and Soviet Union's role in the Space Race and complete a...
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Space Race Word Search

For Students 5th - 6th
In this space race learning exercise, students study the 18 words related to the 20th Century space race and Cold War. Students locate the words within the word search.
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Hey, Hey, It's the Beatles!

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars study the Beatles and the contributions their music made to much of the pop music that came afterward. They synthesize complex information and the skills of "compare and contrast" in writing. They research some aspect of...
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Desegregation of Schools

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners explore ways African American students were discriminated against in the 1960's. In this United States History lesson, learners read three famous poems on the Civil Rights Movement then write their own poem.
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1968 – A Generation in Revolt

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders compare and contrast the revolts that took place around the world in 1968. In this global studies lesson, 10th graders research the youth revolts that took place in Paris, Prague, and Chicago in 1968 and create posters and...
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I-Search the Sixties

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners explore 1960's America. In this contemporary history lesson, students read The Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963 as well as 2 articles regarding the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham. Learners then research the answers to questions...
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Fashion Trends in the 1960s: Hippies, Flower Children, and Design

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers use the Internet to research and examine clothing styles of 1960s, draw pictures of various clothing and accessories popular in that decade, trace images on top of foil tray or pan to design a stamp, and make a timeline...
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Finding Our Place in Time

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students utilize interviewing skills of an historian to research the time period of the 1970's. They use prior knowledge of the 1960's to explain the mood of the country in the 1970's.