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Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The four resources in this collection look at the strategy of non-violence as a response to injustice. High schoolers study the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s and its leaders, investigate examples of injustice and protest...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, with its sit-ins, boycotts, and marches, became a model of using civil disobedience to affect change. This collection of unit plans, lesson plans, interactives, videos, and activities...
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Emmett Till: A Series of Four Lessons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A four-lesson collection, designed to be used with the film, The Murder of Emmett Till, provides the historical context viewers need to understand the implications for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s as well as today's...
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The 1960s, Rock and Youth Culture and The Beatles

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Discuss the very interesting topic of the impact of rock and pop culture with your class. How is youth culture tied to rock and pop culture? Why were The Beatles so overwhelmingly popular? What effect did Beatlemania have on youth,...
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How to Teach the Legacies of the 1960s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider which aspects of world around them have roots in 1960s, research and compare 1960s to today with regards to Civil and Women's Rights, Vietnam, counterculture, music, voting, and economic rights, and explore legacy of...
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Slices of American Pie: The 1960s Through Music

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine political, cultural, and social movements through music. For this 1960s American history lesson, 11th graders explore the music of the decade in order to better understand the complexity of the time period....
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Background for The Outsiders: the 1960s

For Teachers 8th
As background for a reading of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, groups rotate through four stations (video, music, website, information) to gather information on the 1960s. In addition, they interview family members about the 1960s and...
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1960 America: Foreign Policy

For Teachers 11th
The 1960's marked shifts in American culture, politics, and policy. Your class groups up to research a series of primary source documents resulting in a timeline and a 15 minute oral presentation. Active learning all the way.
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The 1960s in America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the incredible change and volatility that was 1960s America with an engaging, informative video. It begins with an extensive overview of pivotal moments during the civil rights movement and the subsequent shift toward militant...
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Timeline of Events: 1960’s Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, Florida

For Students 9th - 12th
A timeline can be a powerful learning tool because it reveals a pattern in events. While few would consider St. Augustine, Florida a hotbed of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, a selection of background information and a timeline of...
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Clash of Cultures: Comparing the 1920s and 1960s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare the social, cltural and politicalp roblems of the 1920s with the 1960s.
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The Brief American Pageant: The Stormy Sixties

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Intended for use with The American Pageant by David Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen, and Mel Piehl, this slideshow includes maps and graphs that detail politics and social dynamics in 1960's America. The textbook is not necessary for...
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The Beatles

For Teachers 6th - 8th
All you need is love! Find out how The Beatles met, what they recorded, and when they broke up. This resource could be a good way to set the stage or build a context for society in the 1960's and 70's, or as part of a music history lesson.
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Egalitarian America

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does a true American represent? Scholars investigate the equal rights era of the 1960s and 1970s in the 20th installment of a 22-part series on American history. Using photographic, magazine, written, and video evidence, groups...
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Lesson Plan: Divided Opinions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To gain a more in-depth understanding of the tumultuous 1960s, young historians examine video clips, listen to music, examine images, and interview survivors. Once they have a foundation of information about the period, class members...
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A 60s Trilogy

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders select and research one of these three events from the 1960's-the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement or the counter culture movement- and select songs that are associated with these events. They prepare outlines and...
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Concept Formation/Life in a Box: The Turbulent 60's and 70's

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners examine 1960's and 1970's America. In this contemporary history instructional activity, students examine images, texts, and documents that provide a glimpse into American politics during the decades. Learners then conduct...
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Activating Students

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners view and analyze one example of student activism in the 1960's and then apply their learning to their own situations. They work cooperatively to develop and implement their own "activist" or community service learning plan.
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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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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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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 instructional activity, students access interviews, images, and articles regarding the shooting and its causes. Students discuss how the shootings...
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The Effect of Television in the 1960’s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the impact of television on 1960's America. In this American culture lesson plan, students research selected Internet websites regarding the Nixon/Kennedy debate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and the moon...

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