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Last Update: November 15, 2015

OK PASS Objectives

The violence and conflicting ideologies of the era from 1963 to 1973 are encapsulated to a great extent in one year: 1968

mouse over the pic and find 8 events that characterized 1968.

Content Standard 6:

C. Evaluate the causes and long term foreign and domestic consequences of United States’ military commitments in Southeast Asia, including the Vietnam War

President Johnson bows out

of the election of 1968.

Vice-President Hubert H. Humphry won the Democratic nomination
Watch the 1968 DNC 2 min Youtube video

the presidential elections of 1968 and 1972; student protests; expanded television coverage of the war; and the War Powers Act).

Election of 1968 Map   Republican candidate Richard M. Nixon defeated Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey 

George Wallace wins some southern states. See map above


Death Times Two: King's assassination in 1968 by James Earl Ray  ended his "I have a dream"

Watch King assassination video

F. Identify the contributions of political leaders, political activists, civil rights leaders (e.g., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


 In 1968 Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy  the brother of JFK   watch rfk 1 min video


Gateway Arch  in St. Louis was opened

  Sports:  Wilt Chamberlain Basketball star only person to  score 100 pts in a game

 Willie Mays  arguably baseball's greatest

Watch Mexico City 1968 Olympics 3 min video


Watch 8 min video on Norman Rockwell
  Architecture  1964  world's longest single - span suspension bridge the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge  in NYC was opened
Watch Verrazano Bridge Youtube 2 min video
2.  Science:   U.S.S. Triton  submarine made the first round-the-world voyage entirely undersea.

American Technological Advances in the Sixties

   1.   NASA astronauts went to the moon in the Gemini/ Apollo

    Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, Michael Collins

What was Armstrong's famous first words on the moon?

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"




*C. Examine the technology revolution and its impact on communication, transportation, and industry.









*C. Examine the technology revolution and its impact on communication, transportation, and industry.

After lesson watch Tulsa A to Z 27 min video

A = Admiral Drive-in
B = Brady
C = Council Oak Tree
D = Deco / Art Deco Building
E = Eleventh Street Bridge
  or the Cyrus Avery Memorial Bridge
F = Fair Grounds 15th and Yale St.
G = Golden Driller
H = Howard Hawkins photographer
  I = Interesting Incinerator to burn trash
  @22 min  

J = JJ's Gourmet Burgers
K = Knotty Pine Bbq
L = Lortondale Neighborhood
M =




Photo Credits:

1968: http://www.1968andallthat.net/files/images/1968Montage.jpg

Martin Luther King: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/pop-culture.us.jpg