Culture & Influence of the 1960s
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 - Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2 - Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
In this Explore the '60s learning unit, students examine the concept of a culture: how culture impacts or influences an individual, and how a group of individuals can influence society to create a culture. Using the additional resources provided, we will review various aspects of our current culture (fashion, music, writing, social/political movements, etc.) and the cultural outputs of the 1960s. Students will be engaged in an accompanying reflective writing activity that encourages them to create their own definition of culture by taking a closer look at their own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and interests. Students will use a visual grid to build on similarities and differences between the cultural revolution of the 1960s and the current cultural climate as well as craft their own definition of today’s culture.
- Students will understand the concept of culture through an investigation into the social norms and behaviors of their generation.
- Students will analyze important terms relating to culture such as values, morals, beliefs, behavior, customs, stereotypes, and generalizations.
- Students are empowered to state and discuss their unique position on various aspects of culture, including their beliefs, habits, and interests in comparison to that of their parents’ or grandparents’ generation.
- Paper, 8x10 or larger (optional)
- Drawing supplies: pens, pencils
Resources: Listen, Watch, and Read!
- Crash Course on Culture (starting at Counter Culture)
- Vogue: 1960s Fashion
- More 1960s Fashion
- Edible Activism: Food and the Counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s
- How Hippies Changed the Way We All Eat