Seth's Reason why the 1960s Changed America:
The 1960s are the roots for all culture that is around today. During that decade, people started to be their own people, and they learned it is not just O.K., but enlightening to be gay, black, female, or unique. African Americans now had rights that were brought along by the Civil Rights movement. Homosexuals felt relieved to come out of the closet, due to the era free love and happiness. Women felt more free, thanks to Sexual Revolution, to be more open and not have to conform to normal standards. All of the emphasis on expressing yourself was also brought along buy new music from "rebellious" bands, such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and many others who sang about love, drugs, and The Vietnam War. The War was a wake-up call to show us that we are not always the best and on-top. If we went to 1959 to 1970, we would be tired souls, unhappy with the norms that we are forced to live.
Then the students split up into different groups to complete a "hanging timeline." Each group was in charge of a category we studied, and had one line of the timeline to put it on, except anything in 1968. Those events were put on a combined line to see how much happened in just one year. The students chose what events they wanted to put on their timeline and everyone did a really nice job. I wish I could leave it up for everyone to come and see because it is so much better in person, but the pictures give you a bit of an idea.
All four strings met together in the middle with another piece of string hanging there just for 1968. This is that string...the students were impressed by how much actually happened then.
We had fun listening to Beatles music and putting this together! Students involved: Anders, Tyler, Reneta, Andy, Seth, Aly, James Z., and Nick.