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Protest and Politics

1968, Year of the Barricades

Key Learning Targets

Students will:

  • Be able to use photographs as historical documents to understand historical events and social and cultural context.
  • Identify some of the circumstances that led student protestors to demand changes in education and government structures in 1968.
  • Examine photographs for evidence of similarities and differences between protest movements and government response in different countries.
  • Be able to describe how both governments and protestors used media to influence public opinion.
  • Understand the role of the news media in disseminating information and shaping public perception of contemporary events.
  • Identify cause and effect relationships during the chronology of events of 1968.

Grade Level

Middle & High School

Classroom Connections

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

Curriculum Snapshot

  • 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

Video Connection

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