ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS6 (6) 12 :
12 ) Evaluate significant political issues and policies of presidential administrations since World War II.

•  Identifying domestic policies that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: desegregation of the military, Interstate Highway System, federal funding for education, Great Society, affirmative action, Americans with Disabilities Act, welfare reform, Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind Act

•  Recognizing domestic issues that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: McCarthyism, Watergate scandal, political assassinations, health care, impeachment, Hurricane Katrina

•  Identifying issues of foreign affairs that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: Vietnam Conflict, Richard Nixon's China initiative, Jimmy Carter's human rights initiative, emergence of China and India as economic powers

•  Explaining how conflict in the Middle East impacted life in the United States since World War II
Examples: oil embargoes; Iranian hostage situation; Camp David Accords; Persian Gulf Wars; 1993 World Trade Center bombing; terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; War on Terrorism; homeland security

•  Recognizing the election of Barack Obama as the culmination of a movement in the United States to realize equal opportunity for all Americans
•  Identifying the 2008 presidential election as a watershed in the use of new technology and mass participation in the electoral process
Subject: Social Studies (6)
Title: Always Remember
URL: https://www.readworks.org/article/Always-Remember/a5064ea5-765c-4334-b5cc-bc4d34a06be3
Description:

In this reading passage, students learn about the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. The September 11 attacks, commonly known as 9/11, were a series of four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried out by the militant Islamic extremist network al-Qaeda against the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died on that day. Every year on the anniversary of September 11, remembrance ceremonies are held at the crash sites. On the 10th anniversary, two new memorials to honor those who were lost were opened.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS6 (6) 12 :
12 ) Evaluate significant political issues and policies of presidential administrations since World War II.

•  Identifying domestic policies that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: desegregation of the military, Interstate Highway System, federal funding for education, Great Society, affirmative action, Americans with Disabilities Act, welfare reform, Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind Act

•  Recognizing domestic issues that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: McCarthyism, Watergate scandal, political assassinations, health care, impeachment, Hurricane Katrina

•  Identifying issues of foreign affairs that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: Vietnam Conflict, Richard Nixon's China initiative, Jimmy Carter's human rights initiative, emergence of China and India as economic powers

•  Explaining how conflict in the Middle East impacted life in the United States since World War II
Examples: oil embargoes; Iranian hostage situation; Camp David Accords; Persian Gulf Wars; 1993 World Trade Center bombing; terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; War on Terrorism; homeland security

•  Recognizing the election of Barack Obama as the culmination of a movement in the United States to realize equal opportunity for all Americans
•  Identifying the 2008 presidential election as a watershed in the use of new technology and mass participation in the electoral process
Subject: Social Studies (6)
Title: A More Perfect Union (Abridged)
URL: https://www.readworks.org/article/A-More-Perfect-Union-Abridged/d5960bea-21cf-4729-a96e-7c0e3cd9fd64
Description:

In this reading passage, students learn about President Barack Obama and his beliefs in unity: "But I have asserted a firm conviction—a conviction rooted in my faith in God and my faith in the American people—that working together we can move beyond some of our old racial wounds, and that in fact, we have no choice if we are to continue on the path of a more perfect union."

A vocabulary activity and question set is included. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS6 (6) 12 :
12 ) Evaluate significant political issues and policies of presidential administrations since World War II.

•  Identifying domestic policies that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: desegregation of the military, Interstate Highway System, federal funding for education, Great Society, affirmative action, Americans with Disabilities Act, welfare reform, Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind Act

•  Recognizing domestic issues that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: McCarthyism, Watergate scandal, political assassinations, health care, impeachment, Hurricane Katrina

•  Identifying issues of foreign affairs that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: Vietnam Conflict, Richard Nixon's China initiative, Jimmy Carter's human rights initiative, emergence of China and India as economic powers

•  Explaining how conflict in the Middle East impacted life in the United States since World War II
Examples: oil embargoes; Iranian hostage situation; Camp David Accords; Persian Gulf Wars; 1993 World Trade Center bombing; terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; War on Terrorism; homeland security

•  Recognizing the election of Barack Obama as the culmination of a movement in the United States to realize equal opportunity for all Americans
•  Identifying the 2008 presidential election as a watershed in the use of new technology and mass participation in the electoral process
Subject: Social Studies (6)
Title: In the Enemy's Grip
URL: https://www.readworks.org/article/In-the-Enemys-Grip/5f04dbbb-3ad6-4183-8109-7337e18d0e3f
Description:

In this reading passage, students learn about the Vietnam Conflict. In 1975, North Vietnamese troops rolled into Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, ending decades of conflict.

A vocabulary activity and question set are included with the reading passage. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS6 (6) 12 :
12 ) Evaluate significant political issues and policies of presidential administrations since World War II.

•  Identifying domestic policies that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: desegregation of the military, Interstate Highway System, federal funding for education, Great Society, affirmative action, Americans with Disabilities Act, welfare reform, Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind Act

•  Recognizing domestic issues that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: McCarthyism, Watergate scandal, political assassinations, health care, impeachment, Hurricane Katrina

•  Identifying issues of foreign affairs that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: Vietnam Conflict, Richard Nixon's China initiative, Jimmy Carter's human rights initiative, emergence of China and India as economic powers

•  Explaining how conflict in the Middle East impacted life in the United States since World War II
Examples: oil embargoes; Iranian hostage situation; Camp David Accords; Persian Gulf Wars; 1993 World Trade Center bombing; terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; War on Terrorism; homeland security

•  Recognizing the election of Barack Obama as the culmination of a movement in the United States to realize equal opportunity for all Americans
•  Identifying the 2008 presidential election as a watershed in the use of new technology and mass participation in the electoral process
Subject: Social Studies (6)
Title: When Air Traffic Control Realized a 9/11 Flight was Gone
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ook3Lgvw7Aw
Description:

This clip re-enacts the attacks of September 11, 2001. One of the flights vanishes off the radar, and air traffic control tries to communicate with it. As news starts pouring in of an attack on the World Trade Center, concerned air traffic controllers note that the flight is heading towards Washington D.C. and begin to suspect the worst.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS6 (6) 12 :
12 ) Evaluate significant political issues and policies of presidential administrations since World War II.

•  Identifying domestic policies that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: desegregation of the military, Interstate Highway System, federal funding for education, Great Society, affirmative action, Americans with Disabilities Act, welfare reform, Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind Act

•  Recognizing domestic issues that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: McCarthyism, Watergate scandal, political assassinations, health care, impeachment, Hurricane Katrina

•  Identifying issues of foreign affairs that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: Vietnam Conflict, Richard Nixon's China initiative, Jimmy Carter's human rights initiative, emergence of China and India as economic powers

•  Explaining how conflict in the Middle East impacted life in the United States since World War II
Examples: oil embargoes; Iranian hostage situation; Camp David Accords; Persian Gulf Wars; 1993 World Trade Center bombing; terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; War on Terrorism; homeland security

•  Recognizing the election of Barack Obama as the culmination of a movement in the United States to realize equal opportunity for all Americans
•  Identifying the 2008 presidential election as a watershed in the use of new technology and mass participation in the electoral process
[SS2010] US11 (11) 13 :
13 ) Trace the course of the involvement of the United States in Vietnam from the 1950s to 1975, including the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the Tet Offensive, destabilization of Laos, secret bombings of Cambodia, and the fall of Saigon. [A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.k.]

•  Locating on a map or globe the divisions of Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and major battle sites
•  Describing the creation of North and South Vietnam
Subject: Social Studies (6 - 11)
Title: Vietnam War for Novel "The Things They Carried"
URL: https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/vietnam-war-for-novel-the-things-they-carried/ddb84mWwbkHAqKMD#r/
Description:

This collection contains a video, photographs, a poster from the Vietnam War, and an audio recording. Students can use this collection to help answer the compelling question: Was the Vietnam War justified?



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