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Competency Goal 12: The United States since the Vietnam War (1973-present) – The learner will identify and analyze trends in domestic and foreign affairs of the United States during this time period.

Objective 12.03: Identify and assess the impact of economic, technological, and environmental changes in the United States.

Major Concepts

Terms

Thinking Skills and Suggested Activities for Students

Resources: Primary, Secondary, Technology Audio/Visual/Documents for listed activities

Recession: Economic Boom and Bust
Benefits and conflicts of continued globalization
Conservation Measures
Impact of economics on:

- Lifestyle

- Stock market

- Job market





WIN (Ford)

Stagflation

NAFTA

Department of Energy



Airline deregulation

Three Mile Island

Energy Crisis

National Energy Act

Solar Energy

Supply-Side economics


Computer revolution

Internet


Bill Gates

National debt

Food stamps

NASDAQ, 1990’s

“Trickle-down” theory

Challenger disaster


12.03a Research the Three Mile Island incident and analyze data regarding its environmental impact. Form groups and write a piece of legislation addressing concerns about nuclear power.

12.03b Create documentaries on technology and the impact on the society as a whole. Interview members of the community to ask how lives have changed over the past 30 years for the better or worse.



NAFTA Legislation

Newspaper accounts of The Three Mile Island accident

Copies of the National Energy Act

Contract with America document



Audio &Visual Resources:

Bill Gates: The Sultan of Software”



Biography video

Series Meltdown at Three Mile Island, PBS, The American Experience series


Video: “The China Syndrome”



Suggested Websites:

http://www.futurtech.org

http://cnnstudentnews.com

http://www.nytimes.com/see

http://www.census.gov/mod





Competency Goal 12: The United States since the Vietnam War (1973-present) – The learner will identify and analyze trends in domestic and foreign affairs of the United States during this time period.

Objective 12.03: (continued) Identify and assess the impact of economic, technological, and environmental changes in the United States.

Major Concepts

Terms

Thinking Skills and Suggested Activities for Students

Resources: Primary, Secondary, Technology Audio/Visual/Documents for listed activities

Impact of technology on way of life
Changes from industrial economy to service economy






12.03c Compare current corporate magnates to the “robber barons” of the late nineteenth century. Discuss their business practices, current anti-trust lawsuits and their philanthropy.


Literature Connections:

Bob Woodward: The Agenda, 1994

Hillary Clinton: It Take A Village, 1998

Bill Gates: The Road Ahead 1999
Fine Arts Connections:

Political Cartoons of Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, etc.

Thorton Dial, Sr. “Top of the Line”, 1992, NMAA




Competency Goal 12: The United States since the Vietnam War (1973-present) – The learner will identify and analyze trends in domestic and foreign affairs of the United States during this time period.

Objective 12.04: Identify and assess the impact of social, political, and cultural changes in the United States.

Major Concepts

Terms

Thinking Skills and Suggested Activities for Students

Resources: Primary, Secondary, Technology Audio/Visual/Documents for listed activities

Changing Society

Social


Political

Cultural


Demographic
Presidential Troubles
Major Issues

Health Care

Welfare reform

Medicare


AIDS


Presidential pardon

1976 election

Jimmy Carter

Ronald Reagan

Amnesty

Elections of 1980-2000



New Right Coalition

New Federalism

Graying of America

New Democrat

Ross Perot

Bill Clinton

Al Gore

Joe Lieberman



John McCain

Newt Gingrich

Immigration Policy Act

Republican Election of 2000




12.04a Write an editorial on the importance of the Bicentennial Celebration to the nation.

12.04b Compare and contrast the funerals for JFK, 1963 and JFK, Jr., 1999. Compare the photos of the son at the funeral of his dad and the nephew’s at the son’s funeral. What words of eulogy did his sister Caroline use at the funeral? Why?




Time Magazine Covers for this period and 1993 issue on New Faces of America.

Jimmy Carter’s Speech “ A National Malaise”

Barbara Jordon’s convention speeches

Audio &Visual Resources:

The Presidents: Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. PBS Video Series: The American Experience



Suggested Websites:

http://www.etown.edu/ul/global.html

http://www.time.com/time/

http://www.efootage.com/view_clip.php?clip_id=573

http://www.sptimes.com/jfkjr/condolences.shtml




Competency Goal 12: The United States since the Vietnam War (1973-present) – The learner will identify and analyze trends in domestic and foreign affairs of the United States during this time period.

Objective 12.04: (continued) Identify and assess the impact of social, political, and cultural changes in the United States.

Major Concepts

Terms

Thinking Skills and Suggested Activities for Students

Resources: Primary, Secondary, Technology Audio/Visual/Documents for listed activities







12.04c Using a pictorial Venn diagram, use the heads of Carter and Ford. Compare and contrast the two on economic policy, foreign policy, energy policy, and domestic policy to include civil rights and education.
12.04d Gray Rights: What concerns do the senior citizens have about Medicare, health care, and welfare? Find examples.


Literature Connections:

Selections from Giovanni, Morrison, Oliver, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, Marge’ Piercy, Sandra Cisneros

Amy Tan: Joy Luck Club.

Fine Arts Connections:

Therman Statom: “Arabian Seasons, 1994, mixed media, NMAA

Mary Adams: “Wedding Cake Basket”, 1986, NMAA

Michael James: “Quilt #150”, 1993, NMAA






Competency Goal 12: The United States since the Vietnam War (1973-present) – The learner will identify and analyze trends in domestic and foreign affairs of the United States during this time period.

Objective 12.04: (continued) Identify and assess the impact of social, political, and cultural changes in the United States.

Major Concepts

Terms

Thinking Skills and Suggested Activities for Students

Resources: Primary, Secondary, Technology Audio/Visual/Documents for listed activities







12.04e Read the Keynote address by Barbara Jordon at the Democratic Conventions in 1976 and 1992. What did she say that inspired so many citizens? Why did she leave Congress?
12.04f Create line drawings of the presidential campaigns of Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush. Are there any similarities? Discuss the designs.








Competency Goal 12: The United States since the Vietnam War (1973-present) – The learner will identify and analyze trends in domestic and foreign affairs of the United States during this time period.

Objective 12.05: Assess the impact of growing racial and ethnic diversity in American society.

Major Concepts

Terms

Thinking Skills and Suggested Activities for Students

Resources: Primary, Secondary, Technology Audio/Visual/Documents for listed activities

Growing Cultural Diversity in the United States
Questions of Race
Population Changes and new demographics
Regents of UC v Bakke

1978

Reverse discrimination

Affirmative action

Minorities in politics

Multiculturalism

Green Card

Nativist

Bilingual education

ESEA-No Child Left Behind


12.05a Examine the Census Report of 2000 (web site). Print out the map of the United States and have teams analyze the changes that are shown reflecting U. S. demographics.
12.05b Define “racism”. Discuss, in seminar style, concerns and difficulties with the definitions.


Copies of expectations of NCLB
Audio &Visual Resources:

The New Americans” PBS Miniseries



Excerpts from movie: “Forrest Gump”
Suggested Websites:

http://www.census.gov

http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

http://www.usimmigrationagency.org

http://www.landmarkcases.org/bakke/courtsystem.html

http://www.pbs.org/kcts/preciouschildren/diversity/read_linguistic.html

http://www.nea.org/esea/





Competency Goal 12: The United States since the Vietnam War (1973-present) – The learner will identify and analyze trends in domestic and foreign affairs of the United States during this time period.

Objective 12.05: (continued) Assess the impact of growing racial and ethnic diversity in American society.

Major Concepts

Terms

Thinking Skills and Suggested Activities for Students

Resources: Primary, Secondary, Technology Audio/Visual/Documents for listed activities







12.05c Conduct a series of “Conversations About Diversity,” using key pieces of literature and poetry, or create a multimedia presentation.


Literature Connections:

Selections from Giovanni, Morrison, Oliver, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, Marge Piercy, Sandra Cisneros: Four Skinny Trees

Colin Powell: An American Dream. 1995


Fine Arts Connections:

Pictures of Sesame Street Characters

Sargent Johnson: “Mask” NMAA

Robert McNeill: “New Car”, NMAA




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