Activity 1: The Cultural Revolution: Popular Culture in the 1960s
Time: 150 minutes
In this activity students learn about the counter culture, or protest generation, of the sixties. They read and listen to lyrics from popular music of the time and record in their notebooks the social concerns they can identify in the songs. They present their findings in a whole group discussion. They prepare a mock interview with a partner to role play their knowledge of the culture of the 1960s. They use their textbooks to complete a chart comparing Canada in 1900 to Canada in 1967.
Strand(s) and Expectations
Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations: CGE1d, 2e, 2b, 3e.
Strand(s): Communities: Local, National, and Global; Change and Continuity; Methods of Historical Inquiry