Sixties Intro 1


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

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Sixties Intro 1

  1. 1. Culture of the Sixties Spring 2010
  2. 2. Requirements You must register for the following: ID# 2974725 pw: groovy join code: joc311 -- (request to join)
  3. 3. Requirements (continued) l You must complete ALL of the research assignments per quarter ON TIME: -points are deducted for lateness
  4. 4. Grades <ul><li>Each quarter there are 4 assignments: </li></ul><ul><li>3 are Research based, and must have citations; one is a test </li></ul><ul><li>FIRST QUARTER: </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Event of the Period: 1959-1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic Work of the Period: 1959-1965 (Can use for these presentations) </li></ul><ul><li>Written Assessment based on class readings </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical Webquest OUTLINE & SOURCES </li></ul><ul><li>SECOND QUARTER </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Event of the Period: 1966-1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic Work of the Period: 1966-1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Written Assessmment based on class readings </li></ul><ul><li>Final Presentation: Biographical Project ( Oral, Visual and Website) </li></ul><ul><li>There will be Pop Quizzes on the Readings! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Culture of the 1960’s <ul><li>What is Culture? How can it be defined? </li></ul><ul><li>Culture ( n ): The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual and artistic activity and the works produced by it. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Culture vs. History: What’s the Difference?
  7. 7. BRAINSTORM: <ul><li>Write down EVERYTHING you associate with the 60’s---songs, events, Bands, performers, movies, politicians, famous figures, fashion items, quotes, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 4 MAJOR MOVEMENTS OF THE 1960’S <ul><li>CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>WOMEN’S RIGHT’S MOVEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>“ GREEN” MOVEMENT </li></ul>
  9. 9. CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT <ul><li>Led by Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: Equal rights for Black People </li></ul><ul><li>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’ </li></ul>
  10. 10. WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT <ul><li>Led initially by Betty Friedan, author of The Feminine Mystique (1963) </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul>
  11. 11. ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT <ul><li>Started mostly by college students (many whom were eligible for the draft) opposed to the US’s involvement in the Vietnam War </li></ul><ul><li>War began as a civil war between feuding governments in the 1950’s ( extension of the “Cold War”) </li></ul><ul><li>US troops were involved from 1965 to 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Free Speech Movement”: UC Berkeley, 61-65 </li></ul><ul><li>NLF, DMZ, Viet Cong (“VC”), “Charlie”, “Make Love Not War”, Flower Power (placing flowers in the barrels of soldier’s guns) </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ GREEN” MOVEMENT <ul><li>More applicable to the late 1960’s </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Awareness: led to the first Earth Day, 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Silent Spring (Rachel Carson) published 1962: brought public awareness of the dangers of pesticides (DDT) </li></ul>
  13. 13. 1950’s <ul><li>The 1960’s would not have been the radical decade that it was, had it not been for the 1950’s </li></ul><ul><li>What do we associate with the 1950’s? </li></ul><ul><li>How could the culture and events of the 1950’s (and even before) have influenced the 1960’s? </li></ul>