Category Archives: Counterculture Movement & the Sixties

What is the Historical Context of this Document? (1963) Dealey Plaza/ Dallas – JFK Assassination

What is the Historical Context of this Document? – Activity Great Hook Activity for Sixties unit. Can Students Determine the Historical Context and Purpose of this document? Step One: Students examine the primary source document. Step Two: Students answer the … Continue reading

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Neil Armstrong steps on the Moon’s surface (1969) Primary Source Analysis Activity

  On June 20, 1969, U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon’s surface. The attached primary source document is an audio transcription of the conversation between the Houston Space Center and Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Click … Continue reading

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Black Panther Party Platform (1966) Primary Source Analysis Activity

Primary Source Analysis Activity: The Black Panthers are the most notable militant black rights groups of the 1960’s. Many of the organization’s incredible community efforts were lost by some of the membership highly publicized illegal activities. The group’s political platform … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt Addresses the Ban on School Prayer (1962) Primary Source Activity

Primary Source Document: Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt responds to the Supreme Courts banning of prayer in public schools in her long-time column “My Day.” The activity provides the primary source document and writing prompt. Click on the link below … Continue reading

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Conflicts of Indochina ( Viet Nam ) powerpoint

Conflicts of Indochina Click on the link to download the powerpoint. This powerpoint provides a brief description of Indochina, including the conflicts with the Japanese, French, and the United States.

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Kennedy Administration: Bay of Pigs & the Space Race (powerpoint)

Kennedy Administration Click on the link to download the powerpoint. This powerpoint provides a brief description of Kennedy’s administration policies focusing on the Bay of Pigs and the Space Race.

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No More Miss America – Atlantic City Protest – 1968

By the end of the 1960s the feminist movement had become increasingly outspoken in its beliefs. Central to their argument against society was the effects of gender stereotyping. Society’s response to women based on their appearance and “feminine” qualities was … Continue reading

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