Wow! We had a great time today in our Social Studies class. Our project was to research a decade and represent it in a fun and interesting way. My group chose to represent the 60's. The 1960's was a decade of change. The young people in that decade no longer were satisfied with going along with the norm of life; they wanted to be heard and have things change. These people who challenged the societal norms of this time were considered to be the counterculture. Some of the issues that were protested against causing a rift in American society were: The Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, the assasination of JFK, and the use of birth control. If you would like to learn more about the 1960's just click on the link http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html Many of the ideals and structure we see today are because of the 60's. Here is our visual representation of the 1960's.
Our classmates chose to represent the 1950's and the 1980's. The 1980's was the decade that I was a teenager in. It was a good times to be a kid. Both groups did a fantastic job.