I have to do a ten minute powerpoint presentation about the 60s counterculture. What things should I definitely put on there and how can I make it interesting/funny? What video clips can I show?
Use of controlled substances and the advent of the birth control pill and its effects on women's changing roles...
there was an EXTREMELY early group of freaks who more or less took over Carson City Nevada. Or maybe it was Virginia City. Can't remember. Anyway, this was when acid was so NEW, only a handful of people knew about it. It wasn't even illegal.
So these hippies had this bar that they were running up there. And they always dressed like cowboys. This was UTTERLY UNHEARD of then. None of the straights had a CLUE. All the waitresses were tripping on acid and the customers just couldn't figure out wtf was going on.
The local sheriff came in and to be in the spirit of things asked the bartender "you wanna check my gun?" and hands it to him. the Bartender picks it up, spins the barrel, fires two shots into the floor and hands it back, saying "works fine, sheriff".
Blew the sheriff's mind.
The Family Dog. That was the groups name.
the other two people who answered know ZIP. they weren't there. I WAS. You wanna know what it was really like? Try these books.
You could do so much about this group. It was actually a really interesting group.
JFK inspired so many youths but Johnson was seen as boring(don't blame them there) so they went against him. The economy was really good then, so there was extra money. Music became an obsession. They had writers like Jack Kerouac and actors like James Dean who also inspired them.
The whole philosophy was anti-intellectual even though a lot were very intelligent. They were really interested in civil rights. Men started having long hair. In 1967 there was the Summer of Love in Haight-Ashbury. Society in general became ruder. More people were promiscuous.
I could go on and on. You could play a clip from an early 60s film Rebel Without a Cause because that influenced a lot of people. You could also play music from the Beatles or The Doors.
It all started in the 1950s from a book by Dr. Spock. It was a book for parents and it told parents to spoil their children. So in turn, the children grew up spoiled and did not like being told what they can and cannot do.