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LIFE AND CULTURE IN THE 1960’S WEB QUEST

Welcome to the ‘60s! During this Web Quest, you will be traveling back in time (via the Internet) to the world of the 1960s to explore the events and cultural trends that made this time period so unique. Follow the directions and enjoy your journey!

MUSIC OF THE 1960S

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html

http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/Pop-Modern/1960.html

The first stop on your journey will be to learn about the music of the 1960s. Find answers to the following questions by using the sources above:

1. During the mid 1960s, music began to reflect a changing mood in America. Explain some of the changes that occurred in music during this decade and explain why they happened?

2. Explain the event called “Woodstock” that took place in 1969. Why was this an important event in the sixties culture?

3. List 5 artist/bands that were popular during the 1960’s.

4. List 6 top 10 songs of the 1960’s.

 

FADS AND FASHION

http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fashion/1960s-fashion-pants.htm

http://www.timewarptoys.com/timeline.htm

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html



The next stop on our tour of the 1960s is to look at the Fads and Fashion during this period.
1. Describe some of the fashion trends during this time period (what were people wearing). Include an image with each description.

2. List 3 popular toys from the 1960’s with images.

3. What was the average salary during the 1960s?

 
4. What was the national debt?

 
5. What was the life expectancy for males and females?


SPORTS OF THE SIXTIES

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html



Following your Fads and Fashion stop will be your “Sports of the Sixties” stop
1. Name two of the greatest players of the Sixties in each of the following sports:

a. Baseball:

b. Football:

c. Basketball:

d. Golf


TELEVISION AND MOVIES:

http://www.tvparty.com/fall1.html

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html

Now we will look at television and movies in the 1960s. Find the answers to the following questions by clicking on the hyperlinks above:

 

1. List 5 popular T.V. shows from the 1960’s.



2. Explain how movies changed during this decade from previous decades and give 2 examples of movies that demonstrate that change

 
ART AND LITERATURE



http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade60.html

Another area that changed dramatically during the 1960’s is art and cultural. Use the links below to find out about the changes.


1. List two cultural changes that occurred in literature written during the 1960s.

2. What influenced American art during the 1960s?

3. Describe the artist Andy Warhol and his cultural revolution of “pop art”. Include some images of pop art from the decade.
THE COUNTERCULTURE “HIPPIES” MOVEMENT

http://www.ehow.com/about_5375320_history-hippie-movement.html
The 1960s were a time of great change in the United States – one of the biggest changes was the emergence of “hippies” and a generation of youth who rebelled against traditional culture. Follow the link to learn a little more about this counterculture movement.

1. Explain the “hippie” movement?




MAJOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1960s.html

http://www.auroraontheweb.com/east66/1966/66econ.html

http://www.wgeneration.com/1960.html

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4993

Finally, major national and international events impacted the 1960’s is many ways. Examine some of the major news events during this decade and answer the questions below.

1. List the presidents of the United States during this decade? Include an image of each.

2.List and describe three historic events that caused massive changes in society during the 1960s.



You’ve come to the end of your trip around the 1960! Hopefully you had fun and learned more about this fascinating period in American history!!


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