The 1960's

by Mrs. DeLee Beadle
Springfield Local Schools
Holland, Ohio 

Section 1- “C” Level Activities 70 points minimum before moving onto “B” level 

Act# Date Pts. INI Activity Description
1C       Complete an Individual Artist Information Sheet on a famous 1960’s  Rock and Roll musician. Use the biographies provided.  (5pts) each (2 maximum)
2C       Read the chapter from The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll, on Eric Clapton, copies provided.  Make a list of 15 facts that you learned from the chapter (15pts)
    Read the provided articles about the 1960’s musicians.  Complete the worksheet provided.  (15pts)
4C       Find web sites that discusses the 1960’s.  Fill out a website review sheet on each site you find. Record the sites for later use in the unit. (2 max) (5pts each)
5C       Find a website or homepage for a 1960’s Rock artist.  Make a list of 15 pieces of information you learned from the website.  Provide the website address.  (15pts)
6C       Woodstock is one of the best known rock festivals of our time.  Read the article and make a list of 10 facts from the article.  Know the facts.  (10pts)
7C       Complete the provided puzzles on Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Janis Joplin Read the provided articles to complete. (15pts)
9C       Make a list of 6 important musicians from this decade.  Tell what they played and why each one was important and unique to the history of rock and roll.  (10pts)
10C       The 1960’s defined a new frontier of greater liberty and social justice.  Many musicians became politically active in the civil rights movement.  Please read the provided article and make a list of 10 facts that you learned from the article.  (10pts)
11C       Listen to the 1960’s Rock and Roll CD provided. Provide comments on each musical selection and discuss the examples with the teacher. (15pts)
12C       English groups made a huge impact on the music of the 60’s.  Read the article provided and make a list of 10 facts that you learned from the article.  (10pts)
13C       Motown music was an enormous force in the music world in the 1960’s.  After reading the article complete the worksheet provided.  (15pts)
14C       The end of the 1960’s brought on some of rock’s greatest and saddest moments.  Read the articles provided on Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.  Make a list of 15 facts that you learned from the articles.  (15pts) 

Section 2- “B” Level Activities Choose 1 

Act# Date Pts INI Activity Description
15B       Interview someone who was at Woodstock OR knows someone who went to this historic rock concert.  Prepare a list of 10 questions before the interview and take notes on the interview.  (15pts)
16B       Create a brochure about musicians and events of the 1960’s.  Choose  6 artists/groups/events in any combination to complete.   (15pts)
17B       Create a timeline for a musician or group of the 1960’s.  You must include 20 facts about them and their life as well as include photos at various stages in their career.  (15pts)
Act# Date Pts  INI  Activity Description-Write one page essays to answer the following…
18A       The song “American Pie” contains a great deal of symbolism from musical events of the 50’s and 60’s.  Research the lyrics to this classic song and the symbolism within.  Include the lyrics with the symbolisms noted.  (15pts)
19A       Select a song from the 1960’s that depicts the political feelings of the chosen artist or group.  Write a one page essay discussing these views and how the artist represented them in the song.  (15pts)
20A       Write a one page essay on the folk revival movement of the 1960’s.  Note the musicians and songs that were most influential.  How and why was this movement so important to music history?  (15pts)

**MY TOTAL POINTS THIS UNIT_________________MY GRADE_________ 

“A”  93-100+  points in sections 1, 2 and 3  

“B”  85-92   points in sections 1 and 2

“C”  75-84   points in section 1 

Maximum Points =100 


The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Cream, The Byrds, The Animals, The Band, The Little Rascals, James Brown, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles…………just to name a few