Lesson Plan

Revolution '67, Lesson 1: Protest: Why and How

Newark, New Jersey, is one of thousands of American cities to experience civil unrest during the 1960s. Often forgotten by textbooks and in American memory generally, the “riots” of the 1960s provide teachers with an excellent opportunity to highlight a wide variety of important themes in U.S. history such as conflict and protest as well as the transition from the civil rights era to Black Protest movement.

Guiding Questions

How is conflict expressed in politics and social settings, like schools, neighborhoods, and playgrounds?

Learning Objectives

Describe some of the reasons why people protest against government policies or laws.

Identify a variety of methods for protest.

Begin to analyze the conditions under which people choose to protest.