This is a unit over 1950s to Present that was planned with the Georgia Performance Standards in mind while creating it. The standards read:
SS5H8 The student will describe the importance of key people, events, and developments between 1950-1975.
b. Explain the key events and people of the Civil Rights movement; include Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the March on Washington, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, and civil rights activities of Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
c. Describe the impact on American society of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
d. Discuss the significance of the technologies of television and space exploration.
SS5H9 The student will trace important developments in America since 1975.
a. Describe U. S. involvement in world events; include efforts to bring peace to the Middle East, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Persian Gulf War, and the War on Terrorism in response to September 11, 2001.
b. Explain the impact the development of the personal computer and the Internet has had on American life.
The listing includes the following instructional items:
- A PowerPoint including information on the 1950s to Present time period.
- Notes pages that allow students to follow along and fill in the blanks of important sections of their notes.
- A vocabulary matching quiz.
- A class "I have, who has" game that allows students to review important concepts of 1950s to Present.
- A study guide for review
- 1950s to Present assessment
(Please note that I do not have a vocabulary matching activity nor a modified test as I do in other units. That is why the price is discounted to $4, rather than $5 like the other units).
NOTE: If you would like to edit the presentations, products, or tests in any way – PLEASE feel free. I am satisfied with my product AS IS, but realize others may wish to make edits.
While I completely used this information to teach my students the information for 1950s to Present, I also used the information in this book to help instruct and assess: Carole Marsh 5th Grade Social Studies Workbook, located at:
I have included the files as word documents, so please feel free to edit them to your needs/teaching.
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