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Unit 12: The Sixties
2013930142733977_image.gif image Unit Understanding Goals
  • How effective was the Civil Rights Movement in achieving rights for African-Americans and other groups?
  • Why did the United States become involved in the Vietnam War?
  • How did the Vietnam War divide American society?
 
Lesson #1 School Integration (5/16) 


UG: What role did the federal government play in bringing about school integration?
 
HW: None
 
Materials: 
 
 
Lesson #2 Civil Disobedience and Non-Violent Resistance (5/19)

UG: What was the role of non-violent protest during the Civil Rights Movement?
 
HW: Read University of California Regents v. Bakke (1978) on pg. 7 and answer the questions
 
Materials: 
 
Lesson #3 Competing Dreams (5/20) 


UG: How were the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X similar and/or different?
 
HW: Use the textbook reading to complete the Women's Movement Guided Reading on pg. 8
 
Materials: 
 
Lesson #4 The Feminist Movement (5/21) 


UG: How successful were women in gaining additional rights in the 1960s and 1970s?
 
HW: Complete the following vocabulary cards Brown v. Board of Education, Little Rock Crisis, Birmingham Protests, March on Washington, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., University of California Regents v. Bakke, civil disobedience, affirmative action, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, non-violent resistance, National Organization for Women, Feminine Mystique, Roe v. Wade, Title IX
 
Materials: 
 
Lesson #5 Origins of the Vietnam War (5/22) 


UG: Why did the United States become involved in the war in Vietnam? 
 
HW: None
 
Materials:  
 
Lesson #6 Hawks vs. Doves (5/27) 


UG: Why did public opinion change during the war in Vietnam?
 
HW: Use the "Foreign Policies Issues" Reading to complete pg. 21 of the packet
 
Materials:  
 
Lesson #7 The Great Society (5/28)


UG: How did the Great Society change the size and scope of the federal government's responsibilities?
 
HW: Use "American Politics" 1980-2000 Reading to complete pgs. 22-23 of the packet
 
Materials:  
 
Lesson #8 Nixon to Reagan (5/29) 


UG: What major issues characterized American politics since the 1970s?
 
HW: Finish Vocabulary Cards and Study Guide pgs. 17-19. Study for test tomorrow!
 
Materials:  
 
Lesson #9 Unit Exam (5/30)


UG: To assess student's understanding of Unit 12 content and skills.
 
HW: None 
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