1960s American Culture and Identity

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Date
2017-05-09
Authors
Chan, Erica
Furlano, Jessica
Khorsandi, Alexia
Keyword
Media , Consumerism , 1960s , Black female identity , Civil Rights Movement , Black Culture , American identity , Black Panthers , Martin Luther King Jr
Abstract
This unit explores the changes in American identity through investigating the racial and social issues of the time. Focusing on the Civil Rights Movement and Black Culture, students will learn about the changes in culture, politics, and arts. The lessons are organized so students will be able to apply prior knowledge to their growing vocabulary and understanding of the themes. The unit will begin Cultural history of the 1960s in United States. Followed by the political changes of the period, then concluding in the artistic environment that was influenced by the social and cultural changes.
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