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Counterculture of the 1960s

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Social Studies +2 Age Level Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
This collection features photographs, texts, posters, and links to additional resources that depict the counterculture movement of the 1960s. There are discussion questions embedded throughout the collection for students to consider while examining these resources.

Key terms:
Civil Rights Movement
Anti-war movement
Peace
Activism

Hippies

National Portrait Gallery

Signs

National Portrait Gallery

"Hippie" Dress or Shirt

National Museum of American History

Family Harvesting Pumpkins

National Museum of American History

New Buffalo Commune Kitchen

National Museum of American History

First hippie riot, San Francisco

Archives of American Art

33c Woodstock single

National Postal Museum

Hog Farm Free Kitchen at the Woodstock Music Festival

National Museum of American History

Jimi Hendrix

National Portrait Gallery

Carlos Santana

National Portrait Gallery

Jefferson Airplane

National Portrait Gallery

Bob Dylan in the Solarium at the Castle

National Museum of American History

The Doors

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Ed Sullivan and the Beatles

National Portrait Gallery

Yellow Submarine Lunch Box

National Museum of American History

The Beatles and Yoko Ono

National Portrait Gallery

Lenny Bruce

National Portrait Gallery

Angela Davis

National Portrait Gallery

Button, NOW

National Museum of American History

Betty Friedan

National Portrait Gallery

Bella Abzug

National Portrait Gallery

Anti-Vietnam March #1

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Peace

National Museum of African American History and Culture

John Mackey

National Portrait Gallery