Turning Points in American History
This series charts the history of the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries by focusing on important events or movements in American history looking at their causes and consequences. All lessons are designed to take between one and two weeks depending on their length.
Part five of this series covers the history of the United States and world during the Cold War and Civil Rights eras. Lessons include:
1 – The Start of the Cold War
2 – McCarthyism
3 – The Civil Rights Movement
4 – Youth Culture in the 1950s and 1960s
5 – The Space Race
6 – The Cuban Missile Crisis
7 – The Vietnam War
8 – The Watergate Scandal
9 - Conflict in Afghanistan
10 - The Rise of the Religious Right
11 - The End of the Cold War
Part ten of the unit teaches students about the impact of the Religious Right on American politics and society during the last 40 years.
1 - Liberal Reforms - 1950s to 1970s
2 - The Moral Majority
3 - The Impact of the Religious Right
4 - Opposition to the Religious Right
Please download the preview sheet for more details. Please be aware that some mature themes are discussed/presented in this unit.