Sample Teaching Plans

These educational teaching plans were developed during Kent State University’s Summer 2021 workshop titled Making Meaning of May 4: The 1970 Kent State Shootings in US History. The workshop was supported by Kent State and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant program titled Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers.

These teaching plans are shared to promote understanding of the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970; enhance humanities education across the disciplines; and illustrate the meaning of May 4 for today.

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US Democracy & First Amendment

US Vietnam War

Student Antiwar Movement

Civil Rights and the Black Student Movement

Context of the Long Sixties & US History

The Human Side of History

Culture, Arts & Literature

Legal Aftermath of May 4

Differences in How Events Are Portrayed

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