Aim: How and to what extent were the 1960s a transformational decade forAmerican society? Introduction:Read the lyrics below, Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival. When you are done listening, please answer the analysis questions that follow. Some folks are born made to wave the flagOoh, they're red, white and blueAnd when the band plays "Hail to the chief"Ooh, they point the cannon at you, LordIt ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, sonIt ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, noSome folks are born silver spoon in handLord, don't they help themselves, ohBut when the taxman comes to the doorLord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yesIt ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, noIt ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, noYeah, yeahSome folks inherit star spangled eyesOoh, they send you down to war, LordAnd when you ask them, "How much should we give?"Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! y'allIt ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, sonIt ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, oneIt ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no noIt ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no no no1)What is the main point or idea of this song? The entire song is built upon the idea that there is as unbridgeable divide that splits the fortunate sons and the unfortunate sons in America.2)How does the song use satire or irony to make its point? Cite evidence from the text to support your claim. This song uses Irony because the tone of the song is exciting and rebellious. It makes you feel bad towards those who don't have a lot of money and are drafted into the military. “Some folks inherit star spangled eyes, Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord”.Big Apple Social Studies Ⓒ1960s Stations Activity
1960s Stations Document AnalysisDirections: Analyze and think critically of each station and the corresponding documents. Then, construct thoughtful responses to the prompts below.Station A: Anti-War Movement DO NOT DO1.What was the importance of the Anti-War Movement? Impact on American society?2. Synthesis: How, and to what extent, has the Anti-War Movement impacted the way Americans view military conflict within today’s society?Station B: Hippie Movement - Flower Power1.How did the Hippie Movement and “Flower Power” act as a counterculture in American society during the 1960s?Unconventional appearance, music, drugs, communitarian experiments, and sexual liberation were hallmarks of the 1960s counterculture, most of whose members were white, middle-class, young Americans. Hippies became the largest countercultural group in the United States.2. What connections between the Hippie Movement - Flower Power and present day society can be inferred? (hint: strict vs. loose perspective of laws) Big Apple Social Studies Ⓒ
The hippie movement – Flower Power had a significant impact on the perspectives of American society. This subculture influenced American point of views in such subjects as sexual attitudes, drug use and political, social, and traditional believes.