Unit #11 - The New Frontier and Vietnam
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Unit #11 TEST
Monday, March 9
Tuesday, March 10
Wednesday, March 11
Thursday, March 12
Friday, March 13
Monday, March 23
Tuesday, March 24
Wednesday, March 25
These three 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
Unit #11 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives
Unit #11 - The New Frontier and Vietnam
(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;
    (B) explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish American War), 1914-1918 (World War I),
           1929 (the Great Depression begins), 1939-1945 (World War II), 1957 (Sputnik launch ignites U.S.-Soviet space race), 1968
           (Martin Luther King Jr. assassination), 1969 (U.S. lands on the moon), 1991 (Cold War ends), 2001 (terrorist attacks on World
           Trade Center and the Pentagon), and 2008 (election of first black president, Barack Obama).
(8) History. The student understands the impact of significant national and international decisions and conflicts in the Cold War on
    the United States. The student is expected to:
    (A) describe U.S. responses to Soviet aggression after World War II, including the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the Berlin airlift, the
         North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and John F. Kennedy's role in the Cuban Missile Crisis;
    (D) explain reasons and outcomes for U.S. involvement in foreign countries and their relationship to the Domino Theory, including the Vietnam War;
    (E) analyze the major events of the Vietnam War, including the escalation of forces, the Tet Offensive, Vietnamization, and the fall of Saigon;
    (F) describe the responses to the Vietnam War such as the draft, the 26th Amendment, the role of the media, the credibility gap, the silent majority,
        and the anti-war movement.
(14) Geography. The student understands the relationship between population growth and the physical environment.
    The student is expected to:
    (A) identify the effects of population growth and distribution on the physical environment;
(17) Economics. The student understands the economic effects of government policies from World War II through the present.
    The student is expected to:
    (D) identify the actions and outcomes of government policies intended to create economic opportunities for citizens such as the Great Society,
           affirmative action, and Title IX;
(19) Government. The student understands the changing relationships among the three branches of the federal government.
    The student is expected to:
    (A) describe the impact of events such as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the War Powers Act on the relationship between the legislative
        and executive branches of government;
(23) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
    (B) explain the importance of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients such as Army First Lieutenant Vernon J. Baker, Army Corporal Alvin York,
         and Army Master Sergeant Raul "Roy" Perez Benavidez.
(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;
In Unit #11 students will examine America in the 1960s.  They will
study the policies of presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B.
Johnson.  The class will examine the events surrounding the Vietnam
War.  Students will investigate changes in American society and
analyze landmark court cases such as Miranda v. Arizona.  
Court Cases: Miranda v Arizona
Reading: Ch 23-1
Getting Involved in Vietnam
Vietnam at Home
TET and Crisis in Vietnam
JFK and the New Frontier
LBJ and the Great Society
Court Cases: Reynolds v Sims
Reading: Ch 25-3/4
Reading: Ch 25-1
Reading: Ch 23-3
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Counterculture of the 60s
JFK Assasination
Making Connections
Reading: Ch 26-1
Study Guide
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
Without the 30% Discount
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
Court Case:
Miranda v Arizona
Court Case:
Reynolds v Sims
Reading Review
New Frontier/GreatSociety
Reading: Ch 25-2
Read: Chapter 17-2
Vietnam Divides the Nation
Read: Chapter 18-1
Read: Chapter 18-2/3
Women & Latino
Americans Organize
Read: Chapter 15-1
The New Frontier
Read: Chapter 15-3
The Great Society
Read: Chapter 17-1
Going to War in Vietnam
American Music
Visually Based
Document Based
Thursday, March 26
Friday, March 27
America in Color: The 1960s
March 16 - 20
March 16 - 20
Spring Break
Spring Break