Remembering the Sixties
Many people who grew up in that decade are still trying to make sense of it. It was full of breathtaking highs and heartbreaking lows. The country was sharply divided by the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War; the younger generation, many untouched by the hardships of the Depression and World War II, clashed with the establishment. A counterculture with new music and mores emerged. Share this kit with mixed aged groups. You can ask what it was like to be a kid, a college student, a Vietnam Vet, a civil rights worker, a black person in the South, a draft dodger, a hippie, a small town business owner or a big city banker in those days. How did you dress? What music were you listening to? How much did things cost? How did you react to the assassinations? Where were you when Americans landed on the moon?
Remembering the Sixties complete kit comprises:
Media Presentation on DVD with 12-page Guide in Binder: This is about watching the country on television from 1960 to 1970. Choose one of the four chapters that made the front cover of our own version of the TV Guide: JFK, WAR, SCIENCE or JUSTICE. Or just surf the variety of channels in the last chapter, accompanied only by guitar music. 42 minutes in all. English captions for those who are deaf or hearing-impaired and, for the first time, Spanish subtitles can be selected.
CD with Guide in Binder: Four sing-along songs : "Turn, Turn, Turn," "If I Had A Hammer," "Guantanamera," and "This Land Is Your Land." The songs are led by none other than Pete Seeger—recorded at a concert in Pittsburgh in 1965. Then 15 short excerpts from speeches and TV shows to prompt memories and discussion.
25 Booklets: Sixties Folk. The words to the four sing-along songs plus hit songs, best-sellers and photographs. Everything is in large, easy-to-read type.
Actiphile: A dozen activity masters on card stock to photocopy and use over and over again. Instructions and discussion questions are always found on the back. A skit, timeline, crossword puzzle, sports heroes, nametags, Oscar-winners, sentence starts, BINGO and more!
Picture Set: The Sixties for Better and Worse. 12 photos from the decade are to look at, discuss, or display. Large-type questions accompany each picture. Lots to talk about here.
Things to Touch: A tie-dyed bandana, mood ring, paper dolls, actual catalog pages and scented stickers.
Manual: Lots of ideas for using the kit pieces and for programming with groups of any ages.
Kit Bag: Keep it together in a convenient carrying case of navy blue and yellow vinyl. Window pocket and luggage tag labels.