This worksheet walks students through a cursory research of the era of the 1960s in order to prepare them to read Sue Monk Kidd's novel The Secret Life of Bees.
I use this worksheet along with the PBS 1960s timeline (link included), but students can also research using other sources to find the information when needed.
Questions & topics include:
--Vietnam and how the US got involved
--Presidents and assassinations
--Civil rights events and activists
--Hippies and hippie culture
After students research, there is a reflection question that could easily be expanded or modified to your needs.