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Watergate

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Title:

Watergate

URL:

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/postwarera/1970s-america/a/watergate

Content Source:

Other
Khan Academy
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

This article from Khan Academy provides an overview of the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon. Students can read the article and answer the questions at the end of the article as an assessment.  The article can be read in a whole group setting or individually. The article can be assigned to students through Goggle Classroom.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 11
United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
16 ) Describe significant foreign and domestic issues of presidential administrations from Richard M. Nixon to the present. [A.1.a., A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.g., A.1.h., A.1.i., A.1.k.]

Examples: Nixon's policy of détente; Cambodia; Watergate scandal; pardon of Nixon; Iranian hostage situation; Reaganomics; Libyan crisis; end of the Cold War; Persian Gulf War; impeachment trial of William "Bill" Clinton; terrorist attack of September 11, 2001; Operation Iraqi Freedom; war in Afghanistan; election of the first African-American president, Barack Obama; terrorism; global warming; immigration

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Evaluate and describe the importance and impact of significant foreign and domestic issues of presidential administrations from Richard M. Nixon to the present.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • scandal
  • pardon
  • hostage
  • Reaganomics
  • crisis
  • Cold War
  • impeachment
  • terrorist/terrorism
  • global warming
  • immigration
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Key foreign and domestic events during the presidential administrations from Richard M. Nixon to the present.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Locate specific points on a map and identify political, social, and geographic changes that occurred during or as a result of a historical event.
  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media.
  • Evaluate an author's premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information related to historical events.
  • Read and comprehend historical texts independently and proficiently on various topics related to historical events.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There were many importance and impact of significant foreign and domestic issues of presidential administrations from Richard M. Nixon to the present.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.11.16- Recognize significant foreign and domestic issues since the 1970s.
SS.AAS.11.16a - List significant domestic policies and issues of presidential administration from Richard Nixon to Present including Watergate, "Reaganomics," Clinton Impeachment, Homeland Security, No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
SS.AAS.11.16b - List significant foreign events and issues during the presidential administrations from Richard Nixon to Present including Détente, Iranian Hostage Crisis, Fall of the Soviet Unio


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Author: Ginger Boyd