Teaching with Documents: The 20th Century: 1946–2001


Teaching with Documents: The Twentieth Century: 1946-2001contains seven lesson plans that cover key themes in the second half of the twentieth century, from the foundations of the Cold War and the civil rights and women’s rights movements through the Vietnam War and the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Documents and graphic materials include speeches, letters, articles, cartoons, paintings, and video clips. This book also contains a 34” x 22” color timeline highlighting key moments and images from the second half of the twentieth century.

The Teaching with Documents book series, part of Gilder Lehrman’s Teaching Literacy through History (TLTH) professional development program, is designed to help educators use primary sources to build integrated literacy skills that will directly impact student understanding and performance. Those skills include:

  • Evidence-based writing
  • Vocabulary development
  • Analysis of documents and graphic materials
  • Unlocking primary source documents through scaffolded shared-reading strategies
  • Promoting a better understanding of complex primary sources through text-based questioning
  • Encouraging student interaction by building a dynamic classroom experience
  • Integrating literacy and multimedia into social studies content
paperback; 120pp


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