Protest and Politics
1968, Year of the Barricades
- What role do young people and ordinary citizens have in bringing about social, political, and economic change?
- How do protest movements use gestures, symbols, objects, and signage to construct a visual statement of dissent?
- How does the media shape events?
- Are generational differences inevitable?
- Are historical outcomes inevitable?
- Can major shifts in forms of government occur without protest?
- Why does protest bring violent response from local, state, or federal authorities?
- What lasting impact did the protest movements of 1968 have?
Middle & High School
English Language Arts
- Student protests and worker strikes in France
- The “Prague Spring,” the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and anti-Soviet youth protest
- Student protest in Mexico
- Columbia University student protests