Presidential Elections, 1960-1976
Each presidential election during the 1960s and 1970s reflected the tumultuous events of the day. From the first televised presidential debates and the role of segregationists to the assassination of key political figures and the violence of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, each election mirrored a country struggling to define itself in response to challenging times.
Presidential Elections, 1960-1976 Graphic Organizer
Election of 1960
Election of 1964
Election of 1968
Election of 1972
Election of 1976
The Fog of War
The Fog of War illuminates some of the most defining moments in U.S. history. From Woodrow Wilson’s vision for a world without war, to the fire-bombing of Japan in World War II, the world’s brush with nuclear catastrophe during the Cuban missile crisis, and the war in Vietnam, this chapter in history is far-reaching and, in an important sense, still unfolding.
The “Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert McNamara” are not those that McNamara has identified himself. Compare McNamara’s lessons with those derived by Errol Morris. Additional historical context for World War I, strategic bombing in World War II, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and nuclear weapons might be helpful in evaluating each set of lessons.
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement
In class, we are watching sections of the award-winning documentary, Eyes on the Prize. Though we are spending 2 full days viewing clips from the series, the entire broadcast spans 14 hours and the website includes related materials (including primary sources), profiles, and reflections.