5 White – What was so great about the 1960’s?

Hi everyone,

this half term we have been learning about the 1960’s and why it was so great. In our class we have displayed some of the reasons why the sixties were super!

Can you you share any more reasons why the 1960’s were awesome?

What can you tell me about the space race?

What technological advancements were made?

How did the British Empire change?

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15 thoughts on “5 White – What was so great about the 1960’s?

  1. what was so great about the 1960’s.
    it was 8 pound to see manchester united.
    docter who was invented
    cornation street was invented.
    first colour tv is out.

  2. About the the 1960s
    whats so great about the 1960s?

    The 1960s were so great because they had shops,games and lots more.
    They had mods and rockers in the 1960s .The mods were coliful but the rockers wore black clothe like back lether jackets .

    I like the 1960s
    thank you :)

  3. At the beginning of the 1960s, many Americans believed they were standing at the dawn of a golden age. On January 20, 1961, the handsome and charismatic John F. Kennedy became president of the United States. His confidence that, as one historian put it, “the government possessed big answers to big problems” seemed to set the tone for the rest of the decade. However, that golden age never materialized. On the contrary, by the end of the 1960s it seemed that the nation was falling apart.

    It was not until 1964, after Kennedy was shot, that President Lyndon B. Johnson could muster the political capital to enact his own expansive program of reforms. That year, Johnson declared that he would make the United States into a “Great Society” in which poverty and racial injustice had no place. He developed a set of programs that would give poor people “a hand up, not a handout.” These included Medicare and Medicaid, which helped elderly and low-income people pay for health care; Head Start, which prepared young children for school; and a Job Corps that trained unskilled workers for jobs in the deindustrializing economy. Meanwhile, Johnson’s Office of Economic Opportunity encouraged disadvantaged people to participate in the design and implementation of the government’s programs on their behalf, while his Model Cities program offered federal subsidies for urban redevelopment and community projects.

  4. I think making the tie dye t-shirts was awesome because they turned out brilliant.
    I also liked designing are pockets for are tie dye t-shirts.The Ballpoint pan was invented during Space race.The first game was invented which was called space war.It changed because countries in the 1960’s gained independence.😀😀😀

  5. In 1960 they playing 1960 games like old times and they played on the computer or phone and borders games people used to be called mods and they used to ride vespas and they used to meet up in different towns and go to parties and also they used to start fights with the rockers. The Beatles were a good pop group

  6. the 196os are amazing i think this because i love all the vibrant clothing and it is more joyful and active .
    the space race event acuccured in may 25th in 1961.
    it took 8 minutes for the shuttle to get into space.
    the soviet union started the space race.
    electronic microscopy,ground penetrating radar,radiometric dating system and deap sea submersibles.
    the british empire cahanged by people got more free will and got to choose what to do and didnt work.Also in the 1960’s the were to music groups called mods and rockers the mods were tshirts a day smart cut out trousers However the rockers were leather clothing they also had bikes mods had scooters the rokers had mota bikes the rockers called mods scooters prams because they gave the same air as hair dryers. I liked the rockers better because the music was cool especially jail house rock.

  7. The best thing about the 1960s was that the british enpire changed because countries in the 1960s gained
    independence .

    Also, the first ever video game was atchaly the fist video game was pong , which was made in 1958.

  8. In 1959, the Soviet space program took another step forward with the launch of Luna 2, the first space probe to hit the moon. In April 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit Earth, traveling in the capsule-like spacecraft Vostok 1.

    .In 1966 the first video game console was made
    .in 1964 the first computer mouse was invented
    .in 1962 the first light emitting diodes were

    The collapse of British imperial power – all but complete by the mid-1960s – can be traced directly to the impact of World War Two.

    The catastrophic British defeats in Europe and Asia between 1940 and 1942 destroyed its financial and economic independence, the real foundation of the imperial system.

    Britain had survived the war, but its wealth, prestige and authority had been severely reduced.

    It also erased the old balance of power on which British security – at home and abroad – had largely depended.

    Although Britain was one of the victorious allies, the defeat of Germany had been mainly the work of Soviet and American power, while that of Japan had been an almost entirely American triumph.

    Britain had survived and recovered the territory lost during the war. But its prestige and authority, not to mention its wealth, had been severely reduced.

    The British found themselves locked into an imperial endgame from which every exit was blocked except the trapdoor to oblivion.

  9. the 196os are amazing i think this because i love all the vibrant clothing and it is more joyful and active .
    the space race event acuccured in may 25th in 1961.
    it took 8 minutes for the shuttle to get into space.
    the soviet union started the space race.
    electronic microscopy,ground penetrating radar,radiometric dating system and deap sea submersibles.
    the british empire cahanged by people got more free will and got to choose what to do and didnt work.

  10. The 19690’s were so great because the Beatles came out and they were a hit. Space war was a competitive challenge between the Cold Rivals, the soviet union and the united states of Supermercy in Space fight in capability. The game Spacewars was made, the telephone and coronation street. The British empire had changed because so many countries had gained independence.

  11. The 1960s were great because there were two famous groups of singers called mods and rockers and technology was improved.The space war was a competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union and the United States for supremacy in spaceflight capability.Some technological improvements is creating the first computer game space wars👾 also is getting on the moon. The British empire changed because in the 1960’s countries gained independence such as Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Ghana, and Guinea that means they lost power because they lost support.

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