Explore how the events and cultural and political changes that occurred in 1968 came to represent the upheaval and dramatic changes in American life during the 1960s. In this interactive lesson from WGBH, students develop a written argument in response to the question “Why did the year 1968 come to symbolize the 1960s as a decade of change in America? ” They gather evidence from videos featuring historian Ben Weber and from primary source documents and images. This resource is part of the Writing in U.S. History collection, the Calderwood Writing Course: U.S. History.
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