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Suburbs

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Title:

Suburbs

URL:

http://www.c3teachers.org/inquiries/suburbs/

Content Source:

Other
College Career & Civic Life (C3)
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In this learning activity, students will research economic and social changes and expansion in the United States after World War II. Students will identify programs that had an economic impact on society such as the G.I. Bill of Rights, suburbanization, and immigration. Click on the Download PDF or DOC button for additional resources including charts, graphs, photographs, and maps.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 6
United States Studies: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
10 ) Analyze changing economic priorities and cycles of economic expansion and contraction for their impact on society since World War II.

Examples: shift from manufacturing to service economy, higher standard of living, globalization, outsourcing, insourcing, "boom and bust," economic bubbles

•  Identifying policies and programs that had an economic impact on society since World War II
Examples: Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (G. I. Bill of Rights), Medicare and Medicaid, Head Start programs, space exploration, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), environmental protection issues (Alabama)

•  Analyzing consequences of immigration for their impact on national and Alabama economies since World War II (Alabama)
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Studies: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze economic cycles of expansion and contraction and how this impacted American society after WWII.
  • Describe the policies and programs that had an economic impact on society since World War II.
  • Analyze consequences of immigration for their impact on national and Alabama economies since World War II.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • economic expansion
  • economic contraction
  • service economy
  • "boom and bust"
  • economic bubbles
  • GI Bill of Rights of 1944
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Head Start programs
  • Children's Health Insurance Program
  • manufacturing
  • standard of living
  • globalization
  • outsourcing
  • insourcing
  • environmental protection
  • immigration
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The cycles of economic expansion and contraction and the impact these cycles had on American society after WWII.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Analyze and explain policies and programs that economically impacted society since World War II.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There are cycles of economic expansion and contraction and this has had an impact on American society after WWII.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.6.10- Define globalization in basic terms as working with other countries; recognize how government, globalization, and immigration impact society, including a shift from manufacturing to service economy and foreign manufacturers in America.


Tags: 1950s, economic growth, immigration, surburbanization, World War II
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Author: Ginger Boyd