Students will examine primary documents and secondary sources to analyze gender equity during the last quarter of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Students will be able to identify the major social and economic trends of the second half of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Students will be able to examine the effects of activism in the twentieth century and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the passage of...
A carefully crafted lesson is structured with a well-defined focus and a clearly-stated purpose. The lesson should present the class with an issue that is phrased in the form of a problem to be solved or a question to be analyzed and assessed by the class. Effective lessons do not merely cover information; they present students with major concepts and ideas and challenge students to think critically and take positions on open-ended essential questions. Here are some examples of essential questions for students of American history:
To discover the impact the Cold War had on multiple aspects of life, both in the United States and around the world, by exploring changes over time.
Overview of Jigsaw Process
Expert Groups will create four timelines relating to key political and economic events and policies that occurred between 1945 and 1990 as a result of the Cold War. With timelines in hand, each member of the Expert Groups will create seven Home Groups and share their timeline information. These Home Groups will then create one...