Unit #9 - The 1950s
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Unit #9/Six Weeks TEST
Monday, Feb. 17
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Thursday, Feb. 20
Friday, Feb. 21
These two days will be
used to review the
information and skills
presented in this unit
and measure the
objectives learned.
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Daily Activities
Day/Date
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Unit #9 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Unit #9 - The 1950s
(2) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present.
    The student is expected to:
    (A) identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
(17) Economics. The student understands the economic effects of government policies from World War II through the present.
    The student is expected to:
    (B) identify the causes of prosperity in the 1950s, including the Baby Boom and the impact of the GI Bill (Servicemen's Readjustment
         Act of 1944), and the effects of prosperity in the 1950s such as increased consumption and the growth of agriculture and business;
    (C) describe the economic impact of defense spending on the business cycle and education priorities from 1945 to the 1990s;
(24) Culture. The student understands the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created.
    The student is expected to:
    (A) describe how the characteristics and issues in U.S. history have been reflected in various genres of art, music, film, and literature;
    (B) describe the impacts of cultural movements in art, music, and literature such as Tin Pan Alley, the Harlem Renaissance, the Beat
         Generation, rock and roll, the Chicano Mural Movement, and country and western music on American society;
(26) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of science, technology, and the free enterprise system
    on the economic development of the United States. The student is expected to:
    (A) explain the effects of scientific discoveries and technological innovations such as electric power, telephone and satellite communications,
           petroleum-based products, steel production, and computers on the economic development of the United States;
    (B) explain how specific needs result in scientific discoveries and technological innovations in agriculture, the military, and medicine;
(27) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the influence of scientific discoveries, technological innovations,
    and the free enterprise system on the standard of living in the United States. The student is expected to:
    (A) analyze how scientific discoveries, technological innovations, space exploration, and the application of these by the free enterprise
         system improve the standard of living in the United States, including changes in transportation and communication;
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Unit #9 focuses on Post War America.  Students will study the growth and expansion
of the United States after World War II.  They will examine how the GI Bill helped
spur Economic growth.  The class will learn about new forms of entertainment such as
television, movies, rock and roll, and country western music.  Students will study how
the development of America's highway system led to a middle class migration to the
suburbs.  The class will discuss the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower.
Post War Growth and Prosperity
The 1950s
Reading Review
Reading: Ch 22-1
Reading: Ch 22-2/3
Reading: Ch 22-4
Reading Review
Reading Review
Making Connections
Study Guide
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
End of Six Weeks
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
Read: Chapter 14-1
Truman & Eisenhower
Read: Chapter 14-2
Affluent Society
Read: Chapter 14-3
Other Side of American Life
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America in Color: The 1950s
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives