Late 20th Century {Digital & PDF Included}

Late 20th Century {Digital & PDF Included}
Late 20th Century {Digital & PDF Included}
Late 20th Century {Digital & PDF Included}
Late 20th Century {Digital & PDF Included}
Late 20th Century {Digital & PDF Included}
Late 20th Century {Digital & PDF Included}
Late 20th Century {Digital & PDF Included}
Late 20th Century {Digital & PDF Included}
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4 MB|151 PDF pages, 26 digital pages
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Late 20th Century Unit is a hands-on unit that combines history and language arts skills! Everything you need to teach a unit about the United States in the late twentieth century can be found in this 150+ page unit! Included:
+ 8 Detailed Lesson Plans: Lessons cover topics related to the history and culture of the late twentieth century including—

  • efforts made by the U.S. to help rebuild Europe and Japan after WWII
  • the establishment of the United Nations
  • the U.S. economy after WWII
  • the origins of the Cold War
  • major events during the Cold War (Korean War, Berlin Wall, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War, Space Race, Arms Race)
  • the collapse of the Soviet Union
  • major policies of the late 20th century (National Defense Education Act, G.I. Bill, Federal-Aid Highway Act, Civil Rights Act)
  • major events of the late 20th century (the baby boom, desegregation of the military, more women enter workforce)
  • globalization, interdependence, and international trade

All lessons are hands-on and incorporate literacy skills. Lesson plans include step-by-step instructions and video links.

  • 9 Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions: All of the passages and questions can also be shared with students digitally and completed using Google Slides.
  • 17 Worksheets
  • 8 Entry/Exit Tickets
  • 2 Foldables
  • 2 Research-Based Activities: Students will research the United Nations and former Soviet countries.
  • 1 Escape Room Challenge: Students will complete an escape room challenge to learn about major events associated with the Cold War.
  • 1 Group Activity: Groups work together to identify where goods sold in America were made.
  • 18 Timeline Cards
  • Quiz
  • Final Test
  • Suggested Timeline for Completing Activities
  • Answer Keys for All Activities

Students will become fully immersed in learning about the late 20th century as they complete hands-on activities, watch video clips, and research past events!

While this unit is specifically aligned with Virginia U.S. History SOLs USII.8, it also closely matches most U.S. History standards related to the late twentieth century.

The following resources are included in this unit:

Late 20th Century Passages & Questions

Cold War Escape Room

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When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student's completed version of the slides.

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Total Pages
151 PDF pages, 26 digital pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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