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Essential Unit Question: What is the role of government in everyday life?

Monday:
Daily Learning Target:
Explain the origins of the Iranian Hostage crisis and how it impacted Carter’s presidency and future relations with Iran.

Music Monday:

Iranian Hostage Crisis

Tuesday:
Daily Learning Target:
 Explain the tenets of Reagan’s campaign in terms of economic policy and how it compares to present day conservative strategy.

1. What evidence do you see in Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Address1985 Inaugural Address (Video here) that help you understand his approach to the role of government?

2. What were Marginal Tax Rates historically and how does that compare with today’s rates?

3. How did Reaganomics compare with the approach advocated by LBJ?

Wednesday:
Daily Learning Target:
Contrast the cultural and political themes of the 1980s with those we studied during the 1960s. How do these compare with today?

Popular Culture Themes: Eighties

Thursday & Friday
Daily Learning Target: 

You will be hosting poster sessions for your research paper both days. You will be sharing your paper to four separate groups of people. Be prepared to answer questions about your paper and in what ways you learned to “use history.”

 

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Wednesday: What happens after Nixon resigns the presidency? Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 38th president of the United States. He inherits a lot of problems, like what to do about Nixon and an oil crisis that hit in 1973. Here are some highlights of Ford’s presidency:

1.  What is OPEC? Why does it matter to US?

2. Watch this NBC broadcast of the OPEC oil crisis and see how it was reported as it happened.

3. Economic Crisis at home: Stagflation?

4. Buy American!

Extra video: Crash Course on Ford and Carter

Take notes on the main events in Ford’s presidency.

 

 

Monday Music- Anticipation by Carly Simon, a top hit in February, 1972

In Class- Share your Vietnam reflections. We have a few presentations to see, everyone else will swap essays. Let’s see what you wanted to share!

We’ll also start Watergate and the end of Nixon’s presidency.

1. Nixon’s demise: Watergate (June 1972): The Final Report by National Geographic

2. Read your text for background information on the Watergate crisis and Nixon’s legacy. You can compare election ads from 2012 and 1968.

3. Nixon’s First Watergate Speech

4. Nixon’s Resignation Speech

Wednesday: What happens after Nixon resigns the presidency? Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 38th president of the United States. He inherits a lot of problems, like what to do about Nixon and an oil crisis that hit in 1973. Here are some highlights of Ford’s presidency:

1.  What is OPEC? Why does it matter to US?

2. Watch this NBC broadcast of the OPEC oil crisis and see how it was reported as it happened.

3. Economic Crisis at home: Stagflation?

4. Buy American!

Extra video: Crash Course on Ford and Carter

 

Essential Questions: How is Vietnam portrayed by different groups of people? What stands out most to you about Vietnam?

Monday and Tuesday: Watch “Two Days in October” and complete the accompanying viewing guide. If you aren’t in class for the video, there is a copy on hold in the LMC for you to watch and complete the viewing guide.

Music- “Ohio” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Wednesday: Vietnam through oral histories. Read through a collection of sources that all show someone’s personal experiences with the Vietnam War. Use these links to help see different points of view.

PBS

The Bitter Homecoming

Homework: For Monday write a 2 page, double spaced paper on what you would include in your telling of the Vietnam War. Use at least 2 quotes that you have collected from these different sources. How would you tell the story of Vietnam? This is meant to be personal, each of you will include different quotes or stories. If you are presenting on Monday, you can include your quotes or stories in a power point or poster presentation.

Thursday: Nixon and the Silent Majority. Watch this clip and see why the protests and tensions that occurred during the late 1960s and 1970s created a backlash. What is meant by the Silent Majority?

Friday: Nixon’s presidency included more than just Watergate and Vietnam. What are some of the other policies he enacted?

 

 

Essential Questions: What do equal rights mean for different groups? How do people challenge and use power?

 

Monday: Look at how Latino Americans are still fighting for civil rights. Watch this clip, The Struggle in the Fields, to see what issues Latino Americans were facing in the late 1960s-1970s. What does Chicano mean?

Music- Barry McGuire performs On the Eve of Destruction

Homework- Finish the video and continue taking notes to be handed in on Wednesday

Tuesday: LMC Paper Day! We’ll meet in the LMC to start researching some topics for your Using History project. Start thinking of ideas!

Wednesday: Continue thinking about the Chicano movement. We’ll watch  Taking Back the Schools (to about 35:00 or so..). While watching, think about the video we watched on Monday and think about these questions:

  1. What were the harms and the injustices Chicano’s felt?
  2. What methods and motivations did the groups use to correct the injustices?
  3. What were the remedies sought? What demands were made?
  4. Who were the players and what did they each believe? Who supported the movement? Who did not?

Thursday: Vietnam introduction. We’ll look at Vietnam’s history to find out how the US got involved there at all. Here’s a copy of the power point we used in class if you need a reference! You can also check these pages in your textbook (768-776)

Friday: How does Vietnam affect us today? Look at the Gulf of Tonkin ResolutionWar Powers Resolution and the Iraq War Resolution to see how presidential war powers were impacted by the events in Vietnam.

Essential Unit Questions: 

  1. What role does the Supreme Court play in a democratic society?
  2. How do US policies/actions impact the environment, media and cultures around the world?
  3. What causes presidential powers to expand and contract?
  4. What do equal rights mean for different groups?
  5. How do people challenge and use power?

 

Tuesday:

Music– I am Woman by Helen Reddy released in May 1972.

What do you already know about this period (1964-1980)? Where are there tensions economically, socially, politically? Think about how this period sees many different clashes and those tensions resolve themselves. We will review Johnson’s Great Society, look at our new essential questions, spend some time looking at the assassinations of MLK and Robert Kennedy. 

Wednesday: Continue our theme of tensions by looking at some issues faced by gay and lesbian groups. What were the challenges they faced and how did they protest? Watch a video the Stonewall uprising and take notes on the events you see.

Thursday and Friday: What words or images come to mind when you hear the word “feminist?” We’ll look closely at the second wave of feminism in the 1970s. We will watch The Makers from PBS to learn about the issues at stake for feminists, what their goals were, their challenges, and their legacy today.

What issues might women face today? Check out these articles on the “glass ceiling” and promotions for women and learn more about Venus Williams’ fight to get equal prize money at Wimbledon in 2005!

 

 

 

 

Essential Question: In what ways have the courts and legislatures been used to gain rights and reduce social inequality?

Monday:

Music- Here is one of the most famous presidential campaign ads in US history.

In Class:

In Class:

http://sheg.stanford.edu/upload/Lessons/Unit%2012_Cold%20War%20Culture%20and%20Civil%20Rights/Great%20Society%20Lesson%20Plan1.pdf

1. Johnson runs for re-election in 1964. What did the electoral map look like?

Listen to Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Great Society speech (~16 minutes) delivered at the University of Michigan in May, 1964. (Full-text here.) Be sure you have the three areas that he felt needed to be addressed in the Great Society. What specific problems does he see? How does he plan to resolve them? List of his actions and other details.

2. Review notes from book on what Johnson accomplishes during his term and what specific challenges he faced. Read Obama’s Great Society and be prepared for a scored discussion on it and Johnson’s Great Society speech.