The 1960s was a tumultuous time in the United States. 

From the aura of idealism surrounding John F. Kennedy, the youngest person ever elected to the presidency, to the confrontations on the streets of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the 1960s began as an era of expectation and hope and drew to a close in discord and division. 

Throughout the '60s, the country experienced upheavals created by an increasingly unpopular war, civil rights movements that led to demands for ethnic power. There was political violence on an unprecedented scale, including the assassinations of President Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. 

The decade was also a time of heightened social awareness, in which legal barriers to equality began to crumble, and people gained more individual rights.  There was a concerted effort made, albeit  somewhat unsuccessfully, to address the problems of the poor and underprivileged.

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Evaluation Block
Day 1    Jim Crow & Lynching
Day 2    Emmett Till and civil rights
Day 3   Brown, Little Rock, Ole Miss   
Day 4   Montgomery Bus Boycott
Day 5   Freedom Riders - CORE and SNCC
Day 6    SCLC Protests - Birmingham
Day 7    Selma & Voting Rights Act
Day 8    Warren Court Cases
Day 9    Hispanic Civil Rights
Day 10  Native American Civil Rights
Day 11   Women's Civil Rights
Day 12   Kennedy & Johnson
Day 13   1968  & Protests and turmoil
Day 14   Lottery News Stories
Day 15   Research for your News program

Day 16     Ads for your news program

Day 17   Practice

Day 18   Practice

Day 19   Record

Day 20   Record

Day 21   Record

Day 22   Movie

Day 23  Editing Support/Info

Due to the length of this unit the days may not be perfectly aligned to the actual days spent on this unit. 
Please be sure to read the titles of each day. 

Civil Rights Era

USH2.1.1.3: Analyze significance movements for social Change.

USH2.1.3.1: Trace federal policies such as Indian citizenship, Indian Reorganization Act, Termination, AIM, and self-determination throughout history that have impacted contemporary American Indians.

USH2.1.3.2: Discuss the resistance of American Indians to assimilation.

USH2.1.3.3: Explain the influences of American Indians to the history and culture of the United States.

 USH2.4.3.1: Identify the impact of landmark United States Supreme Court cases, including Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

 USH2.4.3.2: Provide and evaluate examples of social and political leadership in American history.