Students will explain and give examples of how after WWII, America experienced economic growth (e.g., suburban growth), struggle for racial and gender equality (e.g., Civil Rights Movement), the extension of civil liberties (e.g., desegregation, Civil Rights Act) and conflict over political issues (e.g., McCarthyism, U.S. involvement in Vietnam).
I can summarize the key events of the Civil Rights Movement, & I can evaluate the impact of each.
- Background Question: Create Trading Cards for Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King.
- Video: The Story of Us - Superpower
- Activity: Post-War Timeline
- Reflection Question: What was the significance of the Plessy v. Ferguson case? Brown v. Board of Education?