Unit 12: The Sixties
Unit Understanding Goals
Lesson #1: The Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement
UG: What role did the federal government play in bringing about school desegregation?
Vocabulary: Brown v. Board of Education, The Little Rock Crisis
Homework: Rd. Text pp. 921-923, 925-927and place the following events on the Civil Rights timeline. Include a short summary describing the following events: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, the SNCC Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, The Freedom Rides.
Lesson #2: Non-violent Resistance and Civil Disobedience
Vocabulary: civil disobedience, The Birmingham Protests
UG: How effective were civil disobedience and non-violent resistance in fighting racial discrimination?
Homework: Rd. text pp.930-932, 936-938 and add the following summaries to your Civil Rights Timeline: March on Washington, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Miss. Freedom Summer, March on Selma, Voting Rights Act of 1965, 24th Amendment
Lesson #3: Competings Dream
UG: How were the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X both similar and different?
Vocabulary: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X
Homework: Rd. text pp.938, 940-941, 943-944 and add the following summaries to your Civil Rights Timeline: Race Riots, Rise of Malcolm X, Calls for Black Power, Establishment of the Black Panther Party, Assassination of MLK, Affirmative Action.
Lesson #4: The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
UG: How successful was the Civil Rights Movement?
Vocabulary: affirmitive action, USC v. Bakke
Homework: Rd. text pp. text pp.1022-1026 (Women's Rights Movement) and complete the corresponding guided reading.
Lesson #5: Feminism
UG: How successful were women in gaining additional rights in the 1960s & 1970s?
Vocabulary: The Feminine Mystique, National Organization for Women (NOW), Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), Title IX
Lesson #6: Origins of the War in Vietnam
UG: Why did the United States become involved in the war in Vietnam?
Vocabulary: domino theory, Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, quagmire
Homework: Rd. text pp.985-991 (U.S. Involvement Grows); Complete Vietnam Diary Entry #1 using specific supporting info. from the reading and from class.
Lesson #7: The Fighting in Vietnam
UG: What were fighting conditions like for American soldiers in Vietnam?
Homework: Rd. text pp.992-999 (War Divides America); Complete Vietnam Diary Entry #2 using specific supporting info. from the reading and from class.
Lesson #8: Hawks and Doves
UG: How did public opinion change throughout the war in Vietnam?
Vocabulary: hawk, dove, My Lai Massacre
Homework: Rd. text pp.1000-1007 (The War's End and Impact); Complete Vietnam Diary Entry #3 using specific supporting info. from the reading and from class.
Lesson #9: Lessons of Vietnam
UG: What lessons should the U.S. learn from the war in Vietnam?
Vocabulary: New York Times v. United States, Kent State Incident, War Powers Act
Lesson #10: Social Movements of the 1960s
UG: What social movements emerged during the 1960s and early 1970s?
Lesson #11: Politics of the 1960s
UG: What did Johnson's Great Society do?
Homework: Complete the Sixties Study Guide
Lesson #12: Review
UG: To review Unit 12 skills and content.
Homework: Complete Sixties Study Guide and Study for Unit test on Civil Rights & Vietnam
Lesson #13: Unit 12 Exam
UG: To assess student mastery of Unit 12 understanding goals.
Homework: To be announced.