United States Timeline 1950's and 1960's
An Internet Hotlist on The Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963

created by Mrs. Cinco in partnership with Mrs. Stumpf and Mrs. Bachy
Sagamore Middle School

Introduction | 1954 - 1957 Events | 1960 - 1963 Events | 1963 Events | 1964 Events | 1965 Events | 1968 Event



Introduction
'The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 is the story of an ordinary family, but a family caught in an important moment in American history. By telling the story through the eyes of ten-year-old Kenny, I hope the book can be a tool for teachers to help students understand that history does not happen to strangers but to people just like them.'
-Christopher Paul Curtis

Investigating and examining life in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's will help us better understand what life was like for Kenny Watson and his family. The Watsons lived in Flint, Michigan, in a climate of racism, prejudice, discrimination and tremendous turmoil. How does this time shape this family individually and collectively?

As we begin our research, remember to use the reading strategies good readers use by listening to your inner voice:

-Ask questions as you read

-Look for the answers to your questions (clarification)

-Re-read for understanding if you must

-Make connections to your own life and the world

-Visualize what you are reading





The Internet Resources

1954 - 1957 Events

1960 - 1963 Events

1963 Events

1964 Events

1965 Events

1968 Event


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Last revised Mon Jun 17 5:20:27 US/Pacific 2013