National Council of the Social Studies Theme 5: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions.
It is important that students know how institutions are formed, what controls and influences them, how they control and influence individuals and culture, and how institutions can be maintained or changed. The study of individuals, groups, and institutions, drawing upon sociology, anthropology, and other disciplines, prepares students to ask and answer questions such as: What is the role of institutions in this and other societies? How am I influenced by institutions? How do institutions change? What is my role in institutional change?
State of Connecticut History 1.2 Students will be able to describe the importance of significant events in local and Connecticut history and their connections to United States history. Thread 14. Describe how major events in U.S. History affected Connecticut citizens.
New Haven USII 9.3 Students will evaluate the development and impact of counterculture in the 1950s and 1960s and New Haven USII 9.4 Students will compare and contrast political and social leaders of the 1960s.
This unit will utilize national, state, and district standards that teach about institutions such as government and universities and how they affect and are affected by their local environment, including people. New Haven's May Day protests demonstrate an interesting time in Connecticut's history that relates it with the country as a whole. For this reason, it can connect the students of the city of New Haven to the greater movements in the 1960s.