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 five of the series teaches students about the history of the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States in the following areas:
1 - The Early history of Rockets.
2 - The Soviet Space Program
3 - The Mercury & Gemini Programs
4 - The Apollo Programs
5 - Skylab, Voyager, and the Space Shuttle
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