- Investigate the nature of tumult in America during the 1960s.
- Evaluate the major events of the 1960s and determine the impact on modern events.
- Analyze the connections between actions of systems and individuals on the trajectory of the historical record.
11th Grade Essential Questions:
- What causes systemic and individual change?
- What is the role of the individual in creating and sustaining change?
- What the relationship between the self and a changing world?
Unit Essential Questions:
did the assassination of key leaders during the 1960s impact the
changes in systems within the government and the civil rights
- In what ways did the events of the 1960s impact the political, military and economic realities of modern events?
- How do the actions of individuals impact the historical record?
- How do systemic changes impact the historical record?
what ways were individuals buying into societal systems and in what
ways were individuals rebelling against societal systems in the 1960s?
- The assassinations of JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X dramatically impacted the American people during the 1960s.
- Leaps forward in science during the 1960s continue to influence decisions and programs of modern exploration and investigation.
- The Vietnam War was a defining moment in the 1960s, resulting in an enthusiastic counterculture protest.
- The Civil Rights Movement is helped and hindered by societal systems that shape American History.
Students will know . . .
- The major events on the 1960s timeline that produced societal change.
- Short term and long-term impacts of the 1960s assassinations
- The major means of rebellion and the government response, related both to the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.
- The impact of pop culture on the development of a new American landscape for many Americans.
Students will be able to…
- Analyze a variety of primary source documents
- Draw conclusions based on historical questions
- Create a new product from acquired knowledge
- Summarize main ideas
- Construct notes from written and oral information
- Rewrite history based on an educated investigation into a historical point of divergence with the established historical record.
- What If? Project
- Data analysis
- Home and class reading-A People’s History and Give Me Liberty
- Reading reflection questions
- Document Analysis
background with an overview of 4 major pieces of the 60s: war/peace,
pop culture, politics and revolutions (borrowed from PBS)
- Identify and analyze primary source documents related to the area of study.
- Debate the Vietnam War draft using Deep Debate.
- Read secondary sources, summarizing the major events from the 1960s.
- Explain the impact of the assassinations on the development of the American record.
- Compare and contrast the war protests with that of the protests surrounding the Iraq War of the modern era.