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Ch 21: Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973) - US History: Homeschool Curriculum

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The Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973) unit of this U.S. History Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about civil unrest in the U.S. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our U.S. History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about activism and civil disobedience in the U.S. There is no faster or easier way to learn about these protest movements. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about social programs, the civil rights movement, the youth counterculture of the 1960s, anti-war protests and the women's rights movement.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a U.S. history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973) unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973) Unit Objectives:

  • Learn about the Great Society domestic programs introduced by President Lyndon Johnson.
  • Explore the civil rights movement that began in the 1950s and its leaders.
  • Look at the youth counterculture of the 1960s and its influence on the country.
  • Examine the student-led anti-war protest movement.
  • Gain an understanding of how the events of 1968 shaped America.
  • Look at the leaders and causes of the women's rights movement.
  • Explore other issues, and find out how groups worked to raise awareness and effect change.

8 Lessons in Chapter 21: Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973) - US History: Homeschool Curriculum
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President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

1. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

The Great Society was an ambitious legislative program which attempted to eliminate poverty and racial inequity within the United States. Learn about the creation of the program, its endeavors and its ultimate legacy.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

2. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

The 1950s witnessed a rejuvenation of the civil rights movement. Learn about the transformation of the movement, its important events and the impact it had on the 1960s.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

3. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was an extension of the progress made during the 1950s. Learn about the movement's landmark achievements, its fracturing and its legacies.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

4. Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

The 1960s were a period of tension and turbulence for much of the U.S. The counterculture attempted to promote an alternative lifestyle that encouraged peace, love and freedom. Learn more about its origins, beliefs and legacy.

The Student Movement of the 1960s

5. The Student Movement of the 1960s

The societal disillusion felt by the younger generation of the 1950s was translated into a massive student movement during the 1960s. Learn about the formation of the movement, its campaigns and its inevitable end.

1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

6. 1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

The year of 1968 was a year of war in Southeast Asia, domestic clashes over racial equality and war and fallen leaders, including Dr. King and Robert Kennedy. Learn more about the year that changed the nation in this video lesson.

The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

7. The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

The women's movement of the 1960s ushered in a new wave of feminism that sought to address the national issues of gender. Learn about the movement, its leaders and the ultimate outcome for women in the United States.

Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

8. Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

The 1960s represented a decade of dissent in America. While there were large social campaigns throughout the nation, the goal of this lesson is to recognize smaller activist movements involving Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and the environment.

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