Standards of Learning: Virginia
|Unit Length: one week
|Materials Required: computers, Internet access, VCR||USII.10A, D||USII.11|
|Length of Lesson: 90 minutes
Concepts Taught: Historical
events of the 1960 with special emphasis on the people that
shaped the times.
Grade Level: 11 VA/U. S. History (may be modified for
grades USII and WHII)
Introduction of Unit: History
of the 1960’s
student will interpret the significance of excerpts from famous speeches and
documents in United States History including: I have a dream…., Ask not what
your country can do for you…, The Letter from a Birmingham Jail.
student will develop skills in discussion, debate, and persuasive writing with
respect to enduring issues and determine how divergent view points have been
addressed and reconciled. Such issues include: civil disobedience vs. the rule of
law, slavery and its impact (civil rights) .
Students will be required to:
Think and write about
current knowledge/perceptions concerning the 1960’s.
Participate in a class discussion which examines the events of the
1960’s and how they have impacted this generation.
Guided Tour of the 1960s as introduction.
Scavenger Hunt to determine specific facts on the
Sixties and reinforce skills in using the Internet.
The 1960s WebQuest.
Evaluation of Students:
Observation of students during small group discussions
Participation by students during class discussion
Written report detailing information learned in the unit and how
the events of the 1960s affect life today.
During this unit, you will be placed in groups to perform assigned tasks. Each
group will be assigned an event from the 1960’s (1960 - 1970.) You will be
investigating this time period regarding cultural attitudes, civil rights,
politics, lifestyle, music, etc. By the end of the unit you will be able to
trace historical events and/or attitudes and the impacts they have on today.
We will create a timeline, which will go from 1960-1970and
which will be placed on a bulletin board. Each day throughout the weeks of the
unit, two students will be responsible for bringing in a short synopsis of an
event that took place during their respective year. They will make a brief(10-15
min.) presentation to the class about the event (date, place, and significance)
and the item will be placed on the timeline. Each student must do AT LEAST one
timeline presentation. (5 Points for presentation). Extra points may be
earned by doing additional presentations.
Assigned Web Quest activity; (40 points)
Quiz(s):2 (5 points each)
Test: (20 points)
Treasure Hunt (Scavenger Hunt): 4 points
Guided Tour: 2 points
Extra Credit: May be earned by creating your own
examples of a Treasure Hunt (4 points) or Guided Tour (2 points).
Ending Activity: written reflection (24 points)
In writing, you will submit a reflection on your thoughts
about the 1960’s as a whole and this unit. What did you learn about
the1960’s over the past 9 weeks? Give specific examples. What research methods
did you employ? Did you like this unit? Why or why not? (25 points)
Each day of the unit, post a trivia fact entitled
“DidYou Know?” about the 1960’s on the board.