Culture of 1960s America


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As one of the most influential groups of the decade, young people born between 1946 and 1964 are referred to as what?

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1. What is the name used to describe young people who rejected their parent's values and traditions during the 1960s?

2. Throughout the 1960s, minorities protested their marginalization and demanded equal treatment in a movement known as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the 1960s, the emerging generation of young adults broke away from the social norms and expectations of previous generations and created a new culture that celebrated youth, rebellion and freedom. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand how those ideals were reflected in social relationships, behaviors, religion, dress and art, and how 1960s culture intersected with politics to establish a legacy of civic participation and social and racial justice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The term for people born between 1946 and 1964
  • The movement that demanded equal treatment for minorities
  • The war that Americans protested in the 1960s
  • Key political changes during the 1960s
  • The term for those who rejected their parents' values and traditions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of 1960s culture to answer questions about social and political changes that occurred
  • Making connections - examine how the culture of the 1960s fostered major political changes
  • Critical thinking - use your understanding of the economic prosperity of the 1960s to examine the rebellion of the baby boomers in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on American culture during the 1960s. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the scope of the cultural change that occurred during the 1960s
  • Know the relationship between culture and politics during the 1960s
  • Understand the concept of counterculture
  • Examine the effect the 1960s had on organized religion
  • Understand how 1960s culture contributed to the push for equality and social justice