Cold War and Civil Rights U.S. Lessons Using First Day Covers
This eBook contains eighteen lessons that cover Cold War and Civil Rights events from 1945 through 2001. Each lesson is based on the students analyzing the images found on a first day cover (an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork). The lessons provide the teacher with strategies to hook students on the topic of study, such as questions targeting the 5W/H as well as analyzing, generalizing, drawing inferences or conclusions, and cause and effect. Images can be projected onto a white board for whole class discussion or printed out for individual student work. Other primary sources (diary entries, letters, resolutions and excerpts from speeches) where appropriate may be included in the lesson, and each lesson has a concluding activity. The lessons can be a quick introduction to a fuller lesson all ready created by the teacher, or it can be a way to provide students with the images and facts needed to remember the history necessary to pass the state standardized test.. Lessons include President Truman and Jackie Robinson, NATO, Korean War Veterans, Thurgood Marshall, Brown v. Board of Education and the Little Rock Nine, President Kennedy, Decade of Space Achievements, Dr. King and Birmingham, President Johnson and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Purple Heart and the Vietnam War, Register and Vote, Cesar Chavez,
Barbara Jordan and Impeachment, President Ford and the 25th Amendment, President Jimmy Carter, President Reagan and the Berlin Wall, President Clinton and Impeachment, President George W. Bush and 9-11.