The 60's or Time to Change Paradigms Or The Eve of Destruction
An integrated, interdisciplinary thematic study of the 1960's Students will explore the problems facing the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies. The continued cold war with communistic threats in different parts of the world. (Berlin, Cuba, Asia) The students will also explore domestic problems causing social unrest and their negative and positive consequences. Through the study of social, economic, historical sources, the students will gain insight into the reasons for the unrest during the sixties and they will attempt to solve the existing problems. Students will gain an understanding of the sixties decade, how the times changed as the decade wore on and how this change can be related to today's society. Students will engage in group and individual higher level thinking skills as they explore the political and social unrest prevalent during the sixties.