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Aim: How and to what extent were the 1960s a transformational decade for American 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 flag Ooh, they're red, white and blue And when the band plays "Hail to the chief" Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no Some folks are born silver spoon in hand Lord, don't they help themselves, oh But when the taxman comes to the door Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no Yeah, yeah Some folks inherit star spangled eyes Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord And when you ask them, "How much should we give?" Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! y'all It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, one It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no no It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no no no 1) 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 Analysis Directions: 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 DO 1. 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 Power 1. 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.

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