Protests from Berkeley to Kent State

Protests from Berkeley to Kent State

CRA Description : 
The civil rights movement taught Americans that activism could result in social change. Both the Free Speech Movement and the Anti-Vietnam War movement of the 1960s built on the lessons of the civil rights movement. In this assignment, students will do historical research on 1) the Free Speech Movement and the student movement it engendered, and 2) the antiwar movement that gripped the United States during the Vietnam War.
Subjects: 
Independent Study
Social Studies
US History
Key Concepts and Terms: 
Abbie Hoffman
Acid Rock
Beatles
Berkeley Free Speech Movement
Bob Dylan
Cambodia
Chicago 8
Counterculture
Jerry Rubin
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Kent State University
Mario Savio
Military Industrial Complex
Pacifism
Port Huron Statement
Richard Nixon
SDS
Tet Offensive
The Great Society
Vietnam
Woodstock
Yippies
Prior Knowledge: 
Students should have knowledge of the Vietnam War and other volatile issues from the 1960s and 1970s. Students should be able to use the Internet and locate reliable search engines, websites, and databases to research selected protest movements of the 1960s. Students should be able to work independently to do research and to write in a variety of formats.