Monday, January 31, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What was the policy of brinkmanship?
    2. What covert actions did the US undertake in the Middle East and Latin America?

  2. Takes to the Skies
    Take Notes

Friday, January 28, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. Why did the United States go to the aid of South Korea?
    2. What caused the disagreement between MacArthur and Truman?

  2. Clip from America in the 20th Century: The Cold War Video

  3. Nations on Edge
    Take Notes

  4. Duck and Cover Video

Thursday, January 27, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What was the Marshall Plan and what was its result?
    2. What caused Stalin to close access to Berlin?

  2. Clip from America in the 20th Century: The Cold War Video

  3. Korean War
    Take Notes

  4. Cool Down Questions
    1. Was the United States correct to fight in Korea? Why or why not?

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What caused suspicions between the US and Soviet Union during World War II?
    2. What is containment and how was it first exercised?

  2. Clip from America in the 20th Century: The Cold War Video

  3. Cold War in Europe
    Finish Notes

  4. Who Was Responsible? Document Analysis
    Use the documents (Google Classroom) to fill out the analysis worksheet

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    Using the provided lyrics and watching the videos for the Beach Boys--Fun, Fun, Fun and Sting--Russians, answer the following questions:
    1. How is Fun, Fun, Fun representative of the Postwar period?
    2. How is Russians representative of the Cold War?
    3. How did two such contrasting points of view exist at the same time?<

  2. Origins of the Cold War
    Take Notes

  3. Begin work on Cold War Unit Essential Questions (Homework--Due the day of the unit test)

Monday, January 24, 2022

  1. Postwar America Test

Friday, January 21, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What role did mass media play in social change?
    2. How did rock ‘n’ roll challenge middle class values?

  2. When America Was Rocked Video
    Answer questions

  3. Finish Essential Questions and Study for Test (Homework)

Thursday, January 20, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What did television provide for the American people of the 1950s?
    2. What happened to radio and movies in the 1950s?

  2. Rock 'n' Roll
    Take Notes

  3. 1950s Rock Music Analysis
    • Watch the EdPuzzle video of songs from the 1950s.
    • Answer the following questions in the analysis doc (Google Classroom):
      • For Each Song:
        1. Name of the artist.
        2. Date the song was recorded.
        3. Write a lyric from the song that you think would have resonated with teenagers of the 1950s.  Briefly explain why.
      • Evaluation:
        1. Which song do you think had the most impact on music or on society of the 1950s? Explain.
        2. Which song did you like the best? Why?
        3. Which song did you like the least? Why?

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. How did urban renewal affect cities?
    2. What was the Termination Policy?

  2. PBS Once Upon a Time in Chavez Ravine Video Clip

  3. Sources of Infotainment
    Take Notes

  4. The Other America: Then and Now Document Analysis
    Use the documents to answer the questions

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. How did the postwar baby boom affect social and economic forces?
    2. What opportunities and problems were created by the successes of the automobile industry in the 1950s?

  2. Automania
    Finish Notes

  3. Clip from America in the 20th Century: The Postwar Years Video

  4. Other America
    Take Notes

Friday, January 14, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What kind of leadership philosophy did Eisenhower bring to the presidency?
    2. How did American business change and expand in the 1950s?

  2. American Dream
    Finish Notes

  3. Clip from America in the 20th Century: The Postwar Years Video

  4. Automania
    Take Notes

Thursday, January 13, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What caused the economy to recover by the late 1940s?
    2. How did Truman deal with civil rights?

  2. Postwar Society

  3. Clip from America in the 20th Century: The Postwar Years Video

  4. American Dream
    Take Notes

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. How did the GI Bill help returning veterans?
    2. How did World War II and its aftermath affect families?

  2. Postwar Economy
    Take Notes

  3. Clip from America in the 20th Century: The Postwar Years Video

  4. Postwar Society
    Take Notes

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

  1. New Seating Chart

  2. Second Semester Class Information

  3. 2021 in Review Video

  4. Postwar Economy
    Take Notes

  5. Most Important Event of 2021? (Homework--Due Tomorrow)
    Choose what you think was the most important/interesting/news-worthy event in 2021 and write 1/2 page (if typed, double-spaced one page or single-space 1/2) about why you think it was the most important.

  6. Begin work on Postwar America Unit Essential Questions (Homework--Due the day of the unit test)