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01 counter culture 1960s

  1. 1. 1960S CounterCulture<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />Identify the norms and values of Post-WWII America (1950’s)<br />Understand the concept of what a counterculture is.<br />Identify the reasons why a counterculture formed in the U.S. in the 1960s<br />
  3. 3. Example of Counterculture<br />Singer Tom Paxton<br />
  4. 4. Culture vs. Counterculture<br />Current Example<br />
  5. 5. Counterculture<br />“Every dominant culture has within it groups of people who are at odds with its values and norms, and who form countercultures in response.”<br />So, to study counterculture, we must first look at the dominant culture<br />
  6. 6. 1950’s<br />Watch this slide show. Look at each picture and determine what values are represented. <br />In your notebook, write down the values of the 1950s<br />Images of the 1950’s <br />
  7. 7. 1950s<br />What made up culture in the 1950’s?<br />What are the values and norms?<br />So, what can we assume the counterculture is going to look like?<br />
  8. 8. Why Things Change<br />Baby Boomers (1946-1960)<br />Dr. Spock’s Child Rearing Methods<br />
  9. 9. Why Things Change<br />MLK Nobel Peace Prize Speech<br />Mario Savio’s Speech<br />Bob Dylan<br />What complaints do these individuals have with the dominant culture?<br />
  10. 10. The Counterculture<br />What do<br />you think <br />of when <br />You think<br />of hippies<br />Positive?<br />Negative?<br />
  11. 11. Values of Counterculture<br />Can you find any you agree with?<br />Do Your Own Thing – Do what you want as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else. Don’t be forced to act and behave the way your parents and society tell you that you should. Be who you want to be.<br />
  12. 12. Values of Counterculture<br />Can you find any you agree with?<br />Live Simply– The fewer things you need to make you happy, the less you have to work and the more time you will have to do the things you like to do. Enjoy the things in life that are free. Share with others so that everyone has what they need.<br />
  13. 13. Values of Counterculture<br />Can you find any you agree with?<br />Love is the answer – Hate and anger lead to fighting and war. Learn to accept others for who they are. Show kindness to others, even if they are not kind to you. Do not be ashamed of sex, its natural and healthy.<br />
  14. 14. Values of Counterculture<br />Can you find any you agree with?<br />Explore Your Inner Self – Meditate and commune with nature to help you find your inner voice. Explore many religions and find parts of each that you like best. Use hallucinogenic drugs as a tool for spiritual growth.<br />
  15. 15. Values of Counterculture<br />Can you find any you agree with?<br />Express Yourself – Self expression brings joy. Don’t be afraid to try out new things. Dance, sing, play an instrument and write poems even if you have never done it before. Wear whatever you want, even if others don’t think it is normal. <br />
  16. 16. Values of Counterculture<br />Can you find any you agree with?<br />Drop Out – Society has gotten so bad that it can’t be fixed. Find others like you and live together as your own mini-society. If you can, get as far away from society as you can by joining a commune in the wilderness.<br />
  17. 17. Values of Counterculture<br />Do your own thing<br />Live Simply<br />Love is the answer<br />Explore your inner self<br />Drop Out<br />What other groups of society might agree with some of these values and norms?<br />Are these different than what we thought of for our stereotypical hippie?<br />
  18. 18. Values of Counterculture<br />What are the reasons why we feel the way we do about counterculture (hippies)?<br />Stereotyping<br />Intolerance of a dominant culture<br />The counterculture grows out of the dominant culture. A result of the dominant culture.<br />
  19. 19. Summer of Love<br />Part 1<br />Part 2<br />