Continuity and Change in the Postwar Era

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Continuity and Change in the Postwar Era


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Khan Academy
Type: Audio/Video


This video from Khan Academy provides an overview of how the events of the postwar era reshaped America. An overview of how the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, and student protests of the 1960s changed core beliefs around citizenship, cultural values, and the proper US role in the world. The video can be used to introduce social and cultural changes in the US during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.  The video is 10 minutes and 16 seconds in length.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 11
United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
15 ) Describe changing social and cultural conditions in the United States during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. [A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.f., A.1.i., A.1.j., A.1.k.]

Examples: economic impact on the culture, feminist movement, recession, Arab oil embargo, technical revolution

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.11.15- Compare and contrast examples of changing social and cultural conditions during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
SS.AAS.11.15a - Identify the major movements that occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1070s, including the Feminist Movement, United Farm Workers and the American Indian Movement (AIM).

Tags: American Indian Movement, Chicano Movement, civil rights, womens feminist movement
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Author: Ginger Boyd