A must-watch for social studies teachers and students, CNN’s critically acclaimed series The Sixties will tell the story of the people, events, and discoveries that defined the decade. The 10-part series will explore a few of the decade’s most monumental moments—from the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to man’s first steps on the moon—through the images, voices, and music at the center of this period in history.

Executive-produced by multiple Emmy® award–winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman of Playtone, and Emmy® award–winning producer Mark Herzog of Herzog & Company (HCO), the series premiered on Thursday, May 29, at 9 p.m., with a one-hour special, The Sixties: Television Comes of Age. Catch up on episodes you may have missed with The Sixties marathon, on July 3rd.

Encourage your students to tune in and interact with producers, experts, and history makers via social media using #TheSixtiesCNN for a history lesson that will stand the test of time. And log in to Facebook every Thursday during the 9 pm EST broadcast, at https://www.facebook.com/cnn, for a live chat all about The Sixties.

Learn more about The Sixties at www.cnn.com/thesixties.