In this 45-60 minute lesson plan for middle school US history, students learn about the US Culture and Counterculture in the 1960's
Students will engage in a group activity that will challenge them to present information about culture and counterculture. Students will take the roles of readers, listeners, speakers, writers, and presenters. This lesson also provides teachers with a warm-up activity, individual activity, and lesson extensions.
At the end of the lesson, students are expected to answer the following questions:
• What was the countercultural revolution and why was this era called the Swinging Sixties?
• How did politics in the U.S. shift during the sixties?
• How did the Vietnam War and other historic events affect the U.S. in the 60’s?
• What were some of the international events going on at this time?
Extension plans are also offered as alternatives for classrooms with more time or as an extension for advanced students.
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