The Student Movement of the 1960s


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Which of the following issues led to the rise of the student movement of the 1960s?

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1. Why were students who sought societal change called the 'New Left'?

2. How did the student movement change between the years 1960 and 1966?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of the student movement in the 1960s. Topics you will be quizzed on include the Students for a Democratic Society and the Vietnam War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Students for a Democratic Society
  • The New Left
  • Tactics used during protests

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the student movement of the 1960s
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the main issues on which the movement focused
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Vietnam War and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the movement, review the lesson The Student Movement of the 1960s. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Detail the Economic Research and Action Project
  • Define the New Left
  • Explain a participatory democracy
  • Cover protests of the Vietnam War