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Make a Daily The 60s Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily The 60s Activity Lesson Plan Book



Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     The Men on the Moon (Very Quick Reader; Grade 4 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
Civil Rights
     Civil Rights - An Introduction (Grades 6-8)
     Introduction to Civil Rights - The 50's (Grades 6-8)
     Sit-Ins (Grades 6-8)
     The March on Washington (Grades 6-8)
     James Meredith (Grades 7-9)
     Selma to Montgomery (Grades 7-9)
     Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Grades 7-9)
     Malcolm X (Grades 7-9)
     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Theme Unit

Politics
     Campaign Changes - 1960 (Grades 7-9)
     John F. Kennedy (Grades 7-9)
     Peace Corps (Grades 7-9)
     Vietnam (Grades 7-9)
     Bay of Pigs (Grades 7-9)
     The Cuban Missile Crisis (Grades 7-9)
     LBJ and the Great Society (Grades 7-9)
     Robert Kennedy (Grades 7-9)
     Richard Nixon - The End of a Decade (Grades 7-9)

The Space Race
     Ready, Set - The Space Race Begins (Grades 6-8)
     Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space (Grades 6-8)
     Valentina Tereshkova - First Woman in Space (Grades 6-8)
     Alan Shepard - First American in Space (Grades 6-8)
     John Glenn (Grades 6-8)
     An Apollo Tragedy (Grades 6-8)
     Reaching for the Moon (Grades 6-8)

Music, Culture, and Entertainment
     Woodstock (Grades 6-8)
     The Beatles (Grades 6-8)
     Hippies (Grades 6-8)
     What Did You Say? (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)

Natural Disasters
     The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 (Grades 7-9)

Odds and Ends
     You Have the Right... (Grades 6-8)


Books
            Brave Ruby Bridges (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 6)


Compare and Contrast
        Leader Traits: Compares two great civil rights leaders (Grades 5-7)

Protest Traits: Compares the attributes of two protest forms utilized in the 1960s (Grades 5-6)

Earthquake Traits: Compares two historic earthquakes (Grades 5-6)



Book Units
    Martin's Big Words (Grades 1-5)
    The Story of Ruby Bridges (Grades 2-5)
    One Crazy Summer (Grades 4-7)
    The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 (Grades 4-8)
    Cracker!: Best Dog in Vietnam (Grades 5-8)
    The Wednesday Wars (Grades 5-10)
    Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary (Grades 6-12)
    The Secret Life of Bees (Grades 9-12)
    Fallen Angels (Grades 10-12)


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