This PowerPoint offers a vibrant and dynamic presentation of the events that shaped the revolution of the 1960’s in America.
There are 47 slides.
***The discussion begins with the election of John F. Kennedy and the optimism and hope that his presidency generated.
***After his assassination and the subsequent losses of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the discussion turns to the rise in violence, rebellion, and protest.
***Lyndon’s Johnson’s anguish over the protests against the Viet Nam War leading to his decision to forgo a second term in office is portrayed.
***There is a depiction of the traditional family values that were shirked by the youth of the 60’s and their disillusionment with those values expressed through their hair, clothing, and reckless behavior.
***Hippies’ expression through music is addressed with several examples of protest music provided.
***Contributors to the rebellion, Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary are introduced.
***Information about the Civil Rights act leads to discussion of Women’s Liberation, with a focus on Betty Friedan.
***Also included is a look at the TV and movies of the 60’s.
There are over 90 relevant graphics!
There are links to the following YouTube videos:
---Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son,”
---The Beatles “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and “Revolution,”
---Jefferson Airplane “Volunteers.”
There are embedded videos also:
---Elvis “Houndog” (after a discussion of music’s becoming controversial),
---Bob Dylan “Blowin’ in the Wind,”
---Timothy Leary- an excerpt from a speech at UCLA,
---The Byrds, “Turn, Turn, Turn.”
This is a vibrant and dynamic presentation with attractive formatting
and large clear font.
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