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Intro to the Culture of the 60's English elective at GCHS

Intro to the Culture of the 60's English elective at GCHS

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  • 1. Culture of the Sixties Spring 2010
  • 2. Requirements You must register for the following: --turnitin.com ID# 2974725 pw: groovy --edmodo.com join code: joc311 --http://cultureofthe60s.ning.com/ (request to join)
  • 3. Requirements (continued) l You must complete ALL of the research assignments per quarter ON TIME: -points are deducted for lateness
  • 4. Grades
    • Each quarter there are 4 assignments:
    • 3 are Research based, and must have citations; one is a test
    • FIRST QUARTER:
    • Historical Event of the Period: 1959-1965
    • Artistic Work of the Period: 1959-1965 (Can use animoto.com for these presentations)
    • Written Assessment based on class readings
    • Biographical Webquest OUTLINE & SOURCES
    • SECOND QUARTER
    • Historical Event of the Period: 1966-1970
    • Artistic Work of the Period: 1966-1970
    • Written Assessmment based on class readings
    • Final Presentation: Biographical Project ( Oral, Visual and Website)
    • There will be Pop Quizzes on the Readings!
  • 5. Culture of the 1960’s
    • What is Culture? How can it be defined?
    • Culture ( n ): The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.
    • These patterns, traits, and products considered as the expression of a particular period, class, community, or population: Edwardian culture; Japanese culture; the culture of poverty.
    • These patterns, traits, and products considered with respect to a particular category, such as a field, subject, or mode of expression: religious culture in the Middle Ages; musical culture; oral culture.
    • The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization.
    • Intellectual and artistic activity and the works produced by it.
  • 6. Culture vs. History: What’s the Difference?
  • 7. BRAINSTORM:
    • Write down EVERYTHING you associate with the 60’s---songs, events, Bands, performers, movies, politicians, famous figures, fashion items, quotes, etc.
  • 8. 4 MAJOR MOVEMENTS OF THE 1960’S
    • CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
    • ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT
    • WOMEN’S RIGHT’S MOVEMENT
    • “ GREEN” MOVEMENT
  • 9. CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
    • Led by Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Goal: Equal rights for Black People
    • Rosa Parks(1955), NAACP, Montgomery Bus Boycott(1955), Greensboro Sit-Ins(1960), Freedom Rides(1961), March on Washington(1963),Birmingham Protests(1963), Civil Rights Act of 1964, Malcolm X and the ‘Nation of Islam’
  • 10. WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT
    • Led initially by Betty Friedan, author of The Feminine Mystique (1963)
    • Congress passes the Equal Pay Act (1963), Civil Rights Act (1964), Legalization of Contraceptives(1966), NOW founded (National Organization for Women—1966), “Feminism” & “Feminist Movement”, Gloria Steinem & National Women's Political Caucus (1971)
  • 11. ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT
    • Started mostly by college students (many whom were eligible for the draft) opposed to the US’s involvement in the Vietnam War
    • War began as a civil war between feuding governments in the 1950’s ( extension of the “Cold War”)
    • US troops were involved from 1965 to 1973
    • “ Free Speech Movement”: UC Berkeley, 61-65
    • NLF, DMZ, Viet Cong (“VC”), “Charlie”, “Make Love Not War”, Flower Power (placing flowers in the barrels of soldier’s guns)
  • 12. “ GREEN” MOVEMENT
    • More applicable to the late 1960’s
    • Environmental Awareness: led to the first Earth Day, 1970
    • Silent Spring (Rachel Carson) published 1962: brought public awareness of the dangers of pesticides (DDT)
  • 13. 1950’s
    • The 1960’s would not have been the radical decade that it was, had it not been for the 1950’s
    • What do we associate with the 1950’s?
    • How could the culture and events of the 1950’s (and even before) have influenced the 1960’s?