The Watergate Crisis
Students examine Watergate and explore how this crisis affected American politics.
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Why Was the United States Filled With Self-Doubt at the End of the Carter Administration?
High schoolers research the events of the 1960s and 1970s using the internet. In groups, they draw their own political cartoons about one of the events. They also write a summary about how one specific event of their choosing gave the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Cold War Era 1949-1989: What Really Happened
This novel approach to a discussion of the Cold War can be a way to introduce the topic in your classroom. The presentation is supposed to be played in conjunction with the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel. It features lists...
11th Social Studies & History
The Saturday Night Massacre
Students look at the actions taken by Nixon from several perspectives. They explain the Constitutional issues involved with the firings and the concept of Presidential privilege as it evolved during this period. Students draw conclusions...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History