Unit #12 - 1970s - Present
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Unit #13/Six Weeks TEST
Monday, April 1
Tuesday, April 2
Wednesday, April 3
Thursday, April 4
Friday, April 5
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
Unit #12 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives
Unit #12 - 1970s - Present
US.2 History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present. The student is expected to:
    US.2A Identify the major characteristics that define an historical era. Supporting Standard
    US.2B Identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics. Readiness Standard
    US.2C Apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods. Supporting Standard
    US.2D Explain the significance of the following years as turning points:...2001 (terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon), and
      2008 (election of first black president, BarackObama)... Supporting Standard
US.10 History. The student understands the impact of political, economic, and social factors in the U.S. role in the world from the 1970s through 1990. The student is expected to:
    US.10A Describe Richard M. Nixon's leadership in the normalization of relations with China and the policy of détente. Supporting Standard
    US.10B Describe Ronald Reagan's leadership in domestic and international policies, including Reaganomics and Peace Through Strength. Supporting Standard
    US.10C Compare the impact of energy on the American way of life over time. Supporting Standard
    US.10D Describe U.S. involvement in the Middle East such as support for Israel, the Camp David Accords, the Iran-Contra Affair, Marines in Lebanon, and the Iran Hostage Crisis. Readiness Standard
    US.10E Describe the causes and key organizations and individuals of the conservative resurgence of the 1980s and 1990s, including Phyllis Schlafly, the Contract with America, the
                 Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority, and the National Rifle Association. Supporting Standard
    US.10F Describe significant societal issues of this time period. Supporting Standard
US.11 History. The student understands the emerging political, economic and social issues of the United States from the 1990s into the 21st century. The student is expected to:
     US.11A Describe U.S. involvement in world affairs, including the end of the Cold War, the Persian Gulf War, the Balkans Crisis, 9/11, and the global War on Terror. Readiness Standard
     US.11B Identify significant social and political advocacy organizations, leaders, and issues across the political spectrum. Supporting Standard
     US.11C Evaluate efforts by global organizations to undermine U.S. sovereignty through the use of treaties.
     US.11D Analyze the impact of third parties on presidential elections. Supporting Standard
     US.11E Discuss the historical significance of the 2008 presidential election. Supporting Standard
US.12 Geography. The student understands the impact of geographic factors on major events. The student is expected to:
     US.12A Analyze the impact of physical and human geographic factors on...the levee failure in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina... Readiness Standard
US.13 Geography. The student understands the effects of migration and immigration on American society. The student is expected to:
     US.13B Analyze the causes and effects of changing demographic patterns resulting from legal and illegal immigration to the United States. Readiness Standard
US.14 Geography. The student understands the relationship between population growth and modernization on the physical environment. The student is expected to:
    US.14B Identify the roles of governmental entities and private citizens in managing the environment such as the establishment of the National Park System, the
                        Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Endangered Species Act. Supporting Standard
    US.14C Understand the effects of governmental actions on individuals, industries, and communities, including the impact on Fifth Amendment property rights. Supporting Standard
US.17 Economics. The student understands the economic effects of World War II and the Cold War. The student is expected to:
    US.17C Describe the economic impact of defense spending on the business cycle and education priorities from 1945 to the 1990s. Supporting Standard
US.18 Economics. The student understands the economic effects of increased worldwide interdependence as the United States enters the 21st century. The student is expected to:
    US.18A Discuss the role of American entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Sam Walton, Estée Lauder, Robert Johnson, Lionel Sosa, and millions of small business entrepreneurs who
                  achieved the American dream. Supporting Standard
     US.18B Identify the impact of international events, multinational corporations, government policies, and individuals on the 21st century economy. Supporting Standard
US.19 Government. The student understands changes over time in the role of government. The student is expected to:
    US.19B Explain constitutional issues raised by federal government policy changes during times of significant events...9/11. Readiness Standard
    US.19C Describe the effects of political scandals, including...Watergate...on the views of U.S. citizens concerning trust in the federal government and its leaders. Supporting Standard
    US.19D Discuss the role of contemporary government legislation in the private and public sectors such as the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977... Supporting Standard
US.24 Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
    US.24B Evaluate the contributions of significant political and social leaders in the United States such as...Billy Graham...Sandra Day O'Connor, and Hillary Clinton. Supporting Standard
US.25 Culture. The student understands the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created. The student is expected to:
    US.25C Identify the impact of popular American culture on the rest of the world over time. Supporting Standard
    US.25D Analyze the global diffusion of American culture through the entertainment industry via various media. Supporting Standard
US.26 Culture. The student understands how people from various groups contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:
    US.26C Explain how the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, gender, and religious groups shape American culture. Readiness Standard
    US.26D Identify the political, social, and economic contributions of women such as...Dolores Huerta, Sonia Sotomayor, and Oprah Winfrey to American society. Supporting Standard
US.28 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:
    US.28B Explain how space technology and exploration improve the quality of life. Supporting Standard
    US.28C Understand how the free enterprise system drives technological innovation and its application in the marketplace such as cell phones, inexpensive personal computers, and
                  global positioning products. Supporting Standard
In this unit students will examine the presidencies of Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter,
Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and
Donald Trump.  They will study political scandals such as Watergate and
Iran-Contra.  The class will analyze the Shift in American government to a more
conservative political and economic point of view.  Students will learn about the
emergence of new technologies and the end of the Cold War.  They will investigate
America's role as a world power and American involvement in the Middle East.  
Students will discuss the OPEC oil embargo and the influence of energy on American
society.  Students will examine the Gulf War, 9/11, the War on Terror and the Iraq
War. They will compare and contrast the American economy in the 1990s and the
2000s.  The class will discuss the Whitewater scandal and the Clinton impeachment.   
Students will also analyze the Affordable Care Act.  They will discuss the elections of
2000, 2008 and 2016.
Court Cases:
Regents v Bakke
Court Cases:
Roe v Wade
Gerald Ford & Jimmy Carter
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Reagan Chart
Carter/Ford Chart
Nixon Chart
Reading: Ch 27-1/2
Reading: Ch 28-2/3
Reading: Ch 27-3
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Study Guide
Understanding &
Correcting Test Mistakes
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
Read Ch 27-4
Read Ch 28-1
Read Ch 28-4
Court Cases:
Wisconsin v Yoder
Reading: Ch 28-1
Reading: Ch 27-4
Reading: Ch 28-4
Review and Prepare for Unit #13/Six Weeks Test
Monday, April 8
Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 12
George W. Bush and Barack Obama
George Bush Sr. and Iraq
Bush/Obama Chart
Bush/Clinton Chart
Last Day to Turn in
Missing Work End
of Six Weeks
Bill Clinton
Making Connections
The Great Recession
Landmark Court Cases of the 1970s
Bush/Clinton Chart
Read: Chapter 19-3
Ford & Carter
Read: Chapter 19-1/2
Nixon Administration
Read: Chapter 20-3/4
Reagan & Bush Sr.
Read: Chapter 22-3/4
Obama Presidency
Read: Chapter 19-4/5
Rights & Environment
Read: Chapter 22-1/2
George W Bush
Read: Chapter 21-1/2/3
Clinton Years
Read: Chapter 20-1/2
Reagan & New Conservatism
Women Through History
Visually Based
Document Based
Trump Presidency
Current Issues
Current Issues
Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17
Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 19
Monday, April 15
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Easter Holiday - No Classes
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Easter Holiday - Early Release