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New Review Henry Kissinger and Detente
How did relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China evolve between 1950 and 1970? Your young historians will complete a timeline of events with evidence that the relationship between these two great nations was either improved or damange.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students investigate the impeachment proceedings against Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and William Clinton. In small groups they conduct Internet research on one of the three Presidents, and present a "brief" on the case, comparing and contrasting the proceedings.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Allende and Pinochet in Chile
Introducing one of the "darker periods" of both Chilean and U.S. history, the narrator details the 1973 Allende Coup in Chile. The attempted kidnapping/assassination of Rene Schneider is addressed, as is the degree of involvement of the CIA and U.
15 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 11 Views 21 Downloads
Nixon Farewell Address: Any Last Words?
Students take a closer look at Nixon's exit from office. In this 20th century American history instructional activity, students read Richard Nixon's Farewell Address and respond to discussion questions regarding it.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students are asked to think about their attitudes towards politicans. They describe the character of Richard Nixon and the attitude of his White House. Students are told about the Watergate scandal. They discuss the effects of the watergate scandal.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Social Life in the 1950's and Domestic Politics and Policy
Eleventh graders examine the cultural mood and politics of the 1950's in the United States. They read a section of their text and take notes, view a clip of the movie "Pleasantville" and discuss societal roles in the 1950's, and listen to the Checkers speech made by Richard Nixon.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Portraits of Power: American Presidents
Students discuss the role of the presidency in the United States. They consider the people's relationship to the presidency, referring to evidence in the program. Students write an essay describing the presidency, the people's relationship to it, and why presidential decisions can result in strong reactions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
History of the Cold War
This resource shows video clips and still images while dramatic music blasts in the background. Written commentary is provided, but it moves quickly. While it probably moves too fast for a note-taking guide to accompany it, consider presenting this video to your class as an introduction to the Cold War.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Opposing Views on the Vietnam War
Students analyze the feelings of Americans regarding the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, students collaborate to research Internet and print sources regarding the perspectives on U.S. involvement in the war. Students participate in a simulation that requires them to consider how they would react to being called to service in Vietnam.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 201 Downloads
The Brief American Pageant: The Stormy Sixties
Intended for use with The American Pageant by David Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen, and Mel Piehl, this slideshow includes maps and graphs that detail politics and social dynamics in 1960's America. The textbook is not necessary for understanding the presentation; instructors can frame their discussions and lectures around the available information.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Watergate Articles of Impeachment
Eleventh graders investigate the charges brought against President Nixon. For this 20th century America lesson, 11th graders read excerpts from Articles of Impeachment and respond to the provided discussion questions about the Watergate debacle and Nixon's involvement in it.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
The Role of the Independent Counsel
High schoolers analyze the role of independent counsel. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding Watergate, Impeachment, and the role of independent counsel. High schoolers respond to discussion questions pertaining to the lecture and participate in an activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
New Review Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation, and role play as a special interest group that must determine whether Joseph McCarthy should be reelected to office.
11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Opposing Views on the Vietnam War
Young scholars consider opinions regarding the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam lesson, students compare Nixon and Johnson's policies about the war. Young scholars also research the anti-war movements as well as the sentiments of the those how supported the war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 115 Downloads
Constitutional Issues: Watergate and the Constitution
Students take and defend positions on what conditions contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a constitutional government. They debate whether or not the government should have prosecuted Nixon over the Watergate scandal.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 34 Downloads
New Review The House Un-American Activities Committee
Was the House Un-American Activities Committee justified in investigating subversive influences in the entertainment industry? Part two of the three-part series of lessons that examine the anti-communism movement after World War II, focuses on the HUAC investigation of the entertainment industry and the Hiss-Chambers Hearings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Mao's China
Here is a great textbook chapter on China's establishment as a communist state in 1949 and the effects of World War II on the nation. The first page prompts learners to complete a timeline activity as they read the material, which includes several graphics, maps, and detailed information on communist China from 1920 to the modern day.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable