Category Archives: Counterculture Movement & the Sixties

16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park (Civil Rights Movement) Birmingham, Alabama

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16th Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Alabama) The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing occurred on September 15, 1963, when four members of the Ku Klux Klan planted dynamite beneath the steps on the east side of the church. The explosion killed four young … Continue reading

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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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