Lesson Plan: R-E-S-P-E-C-T and the Social Movements of the Sixties

an educational history video share for Covid-19 times.

For teachers and students in search of online teaching material, here is a half-hour exploration of the song “Respect.” This video and worksheet can be used to create your own lesson or directly with students. Hope it proves helpful. And remember, respect yourself (and others)!

— Michael J. Kramer, Assistant Professor, History, SUNY Brockport.





Additional Resources

Aretha Franklin, “Respect” (1967)
Otis Redding, “Respect” (1965)
Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations, “Respect” (Live on TCB, 1968)
Ike and Tina Turner, “Respect” (1971)
Stevie Wonder, “Respect” (1967)
Jimmy Smith, “Respect” (1967)
Jerry Butler, “Respect” (1968)
Ann Peebles, “Respect” (1969)
Jackie Wilson and Count Basie, “Respect” (1968)
Johnny Rivers, “Respect” (1966)
The Rationals, “Respect” (1966)
The Vagrants, “Respect” (1967)
Crazy Elephant, “Respect” (1969)
Rotary Connection, “Respect” (1969)
Norma Fraser, “Respect” (1968) – Jamaica
The Staccatos, “Respect” (1968) – South Africa
Ian and the Zodiacs, “Respect” (1966) – Liverpool, UK
St. Louis Union, “Respect” (1966) – Manchester, UK
O’Hara’s Playboys, “Respect” (1968) – Scotland
Ray Brown and the Whispers, “Respect” (1966) – Australia
The La De Da’s, “Respect” (1966) – New Zealand
Ernos, “Respect” (1970) – Finland
The Charms, “Respect” (1966) – Greece
Joy Fleming, “Respect” (1976) – Italy
Dexy’s Midnight Runners, “Respect” (1982)
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, “Respect” (ca. 2007)

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