Unit 13: Contemporary Politics
Unit Understanding Goals
Lesson #1: The Great Society
UG: How did Johnson's Great Society change the role of the federal government?
Vocabulary: Lyndon B. Johnson, The Great Society, The War on Poverty
Lesson #2: The Seventies
UG: What major foreign and domestic issues characterized the 1970s?
Vocabulary: Watergate Scandal, United States v. Nixon, détente, SALT, Camp David Accords, Iran Hostage Crisis
Homework: Rd. text pp. 1099-1011, 1065-1067 and complete Foreign Policy 1970s & 1980s) guided reading.
Lesson #3: Foreign Policy Issues of the 1970s & 1980s
UG: What major issues characterized U.S. foreign policy in the 1970s and 1980s?
Vocabulary: détente, Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT), Camp David Accords, Iran Hostage Crisis
Homework: Rd. text and complete "American Politics 1980-Present" guided reading.
Lesson #4: Politics: Reagan to the Present
UG: What major issues have characterized American politics since 1980?
Vocabulary: Ronald Reagan, supply-side (trickle-down economics)
Homework: Rd. text pp.1104-1108, 1114-1115 and complete Economic Change guided reading.
Lesson #5: Economic Issues of the 1970s and 1980s
UG: What economic problems plagued the United States in the 1970s and 1980s?
Lesson #6: Economic and Social Issues: 1990 to the Present
UG: What major social and economic issues have affected the United States from 1990 to the present?
Homework: Rd. text pp. 1095-1097, 1116-1118, 1124-1126 and complete"Post-Cold War Foreign Policy" guided reading.
Lesson #7: Foreign Policy Issues: 1990-Present
UG: How has American foreign policy changed since the end of the Cold War?
Homework: Start Contemporary Politics Study Guide
Lesson #8: Unit 13 Review
UG: To review Unit 13 understanding goals.
Practice Regents Questions
Homework: Finish Contemporary Politics Study Guide and prepare for Unit 13 test.
Lesson #9: Unit 13 Exam
UG: To assess student mastery of Unit 13 understanding goals.
Homework: To be announced.