Join Stephen Armstrong as he discusses – Television of the 1960s: During this presentation we will review changes that took place in television in the 1960s and how television reflected the social changes of the period. The 1960s was an exciting era in television: in this session will discuss news shows, soap operas, variety shows, comedies and television drama of the era. We will examine some shows that you remember, and some shows that you might not remember, from the decade.
Steve Armstrong is the social studies consultant for the Connecticut Board of Education. Before taking this position, Steve was a social studies department supervisor in the West Hartford, CT public schools. Steve is an adjunct instructor in the history department at Central Connecticut State University. He is a past president of the National Council for the Social Studies, and is also past president of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, the Connecticut Committee for the Promotion of History, and the New England History Teachers Association. Steve lives in South Windsor, CT. Steve has given many workshops on the use of popular music in the social studies classroom, and has led numerous travel trips for teachers and students. He has presented workshops at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and at the Bethel Woods Museum for the Arts, which is located on the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival.