Examine the counter-culture movement of the sixties (CLO 1, 2, 4)2.
Music of the Sixties
Extra Credit Paper: Music of the SixtiesPurposeOver the course of the 1960s, American culture takes a drastic shift. At his inaugural address, JFK called on Americans to “ask what you can do for your country.” By the end of the sixties, the mood of the youth shifts dramatically. Vietnam, Civil Rights, and the deaths of numerous prominent American leaders seemed to sour young Americans causing them to do something that an entire generation had never done before – question the government and its elected leaders to the point of generational rebellion.The purpose of this lesson is to explore a type of primary source that is often overlooked – the music of the period. Music plays an important part in telling the story of the United States. Examining the music of the sixties will help you understand the turmoil of the time and the role it played in shaping our nation.You can earn up to 25 bonus points for this paper.Lesson Outcomes.Examine the counter-culture movement of the sixties (CLO 1, 2, 4)2.Interpret primary source music to understand the historical context of events (CLO 2, 4)3.Analyze the artist’s point of view and their intention (CLO 1, 2, 3, 4)