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Protest and Politics

1968, Year of the Barricades

Activating Students’ Prior Knowledge

Ask students what kinds of images come to mind when they hear the term “protest.” Ask them if particular places or countries come to mind. Ask students to talk about what types of conditions or policies and what types of events—historic or contemporary—they would deem worthy of protesting and in what ways. For instance, you might suggest that protestors have used various tactics, from passive disobedience to violence. After undertaking the activities in this collection, you might want to have this conversation again.

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Middle & High School


English Language Arts
Social Studies
U.S. History
World History


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