The Sixties in Historical Perspective, July 10–12 and 15–16 (Online Seminar)
This seminar will explore a controversial era shrouded in myths and memories. Among the topics it will examine are the presidencies of John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon; the Civil Rights Movement; the Vietnam War; the New Left; the counterculture; the women’s movement; the gay movement; the conservative movement; the international dimension of youth protest; and the legacies of the 1960s. The aim of the seminar is to provide a balanced history of a turbulent time that continues to influence American politics, society, and culture.
Modeled upon our highly praised Teacher Seminars, the course will make advanced credentials and summer professional development a reality for teachers unable to spend days or weeks away from home—and those who prefer to study from the comfort and convenience of home, or while on the go. This seminar includes live lectures by lead scholars, live digital pedagogy sessions, pre-recorded guest lectures, and a virtual field trip.
Technical RequirementsParticipants will be required to have a high-speed internet connection and a computer capable of viewing streaming video. Additionally, participants will be strongly encouraged to have a working webcam and microphone (or a webcam with a built-in microphone), for taking part in live discussions.
July 10, 11, 12, 15, 16
Live instruction will occur from 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. EST and 4:00 P.M - 5:00 P.M.
Readings are sent by the Institute to seminar participants. Readings may include:
Flamm, Michael, and David Steigerwald. Debating the 1960s: Liberal, Conservative, and Radical Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.
Kazin, Michael, and Maurice Isserman. America Divided: The Civil Wars of the 1960s, 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit in American history to participating seminar teachers. For more information click here.
Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.