Pre-reading activity for The Watsons go to Birmingham. This is a fun research project to introduce your students to the turbulent times of the 1960's so they better understand the social climate of the setting for novel. Students become the curator of a new museum all about the 1960's. They must research the era and select significant events to include in their museum exhibits. Then students may draw a floor plan and design their exhibits. This can be done individually or with a partner for cooperative learning.