Pleasantville, a town simulation set in the 1950s, is the cumulative history project for 11th and 12th-grade students. During the Pleasantville experience, you can find students protesting for civil rights, making milkshakes or even watching McCarthyism cause tensions in their small simulated community. Pleasantville residents faced a variety of challenges and exciting new frontiers. For example, students demonstrated knowledge of prominent civil rights movements of this decade through informative skits and interactive protests. Social justice groups included the African-American civil rights movement, Latino and Filipino farmer labor activists, the Japanese American Internment Awareness Organization and more.