This unit was written with the TN standards in mind (5.61-5.74) which are also aligned to the Common Core standards. It covers the Cold War, TN Music, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, Nixon, Reagan, Persian Gulf War, entrepreneurs, 9/11, the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, & the election of 2008.
30 pages of Interactive Notes (with answer keys, writing tasks, & enrichment activities)
Primary sources with summaries
Study Guides & 4 quizzes/tests (all with answer keys & grading suggestions)
You can use your district's Social Studies materials with this unit or have your students conduct online research. I wrote these based on my district's materials (page numbers included):
USA Studies Weekly newspapers
Houghton-Mifflin SS Textbook: TN
Gibbs TN Through Time: The Later Years Textbook
This is a Word document, so you may edit as you wish to meet your class's needs. 3 more units in a similar format are also available:
Industrial America/Westward Expansion
World War I to World War II
Thanks so much! I think you will find this very useful in covering our new standards!