There’s Something Happening Here: The Vietnam War and Student Protests | BRIdge from the Past
While the 1960s may have opened as an optimistic era, by the end of the decade, Americans were deeply divided over the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. In this video, Mary looks at photographs both at home and abroad, examining the lives of those who fought in the war and those that protested in the streets. What does it mean to be patriotic? To serve? To protest? Can someone do both?
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History Video Playlist
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History is a new YouTube series for students that explores an important historic image every episode to gain insights into the culture, politics, and society of a particular time in U.S. history. Host Mary Patterson will explain how each primary source is its own “window to the past,” revealing new areas for contemplation and discussion.
Vietnam War DBQ
Use this Lesson with the Did U.S. Media Provide Fair and Accurate Coverage of the Tet Offensive? Point-Counterpoint following the Kent State Narrative to discuss the increase of anti-Vietnam War sentiments in the United States into the 1970s.
1960s: Songs for a Generation
In the final episode of season one, Mary, Gary, and Eryn travel back in time to the 1960s and listen to some of the most iconic songs from the period. They'll discuss how music and protest influenced each other during these pivotal years in American history, and how those involved in social change use music to convey their messages. What about this music made it so powerful back then and continues to inspire people today?