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Samoset Homework Calendar / Plan Book March / April 2012

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Aim all Classes The Cold War Era: Postwar Politics

The Cold War PowerPoint

Another Cold War PowerPoint

Consumer spending and inflation
Strikes
The Fair Deal
The National Security Act
The CIA
The GI Bill
The Election of 1948
"Dewey Defeats Truman"
Civil Rights
Desegregation of the Armed Forces

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Aim all Classes The Cold War Era: The Korean War

Conflict in Korea
Invasion
General Douglas McArthur
Pusan
The United Nations Forces
U.S. on the Offensive
China enters the War
Truman and McArthur disagree
"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away."
Stalemate
The DMZ and the 38th Parallel

Video: The Korean War

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Aim all Classes The Cold War Era: The Red Scare: Honors Essay writing.

Fear of Communist subversion
The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
Hollywood Blacklists

American Spies:
Whittaker Chambers
Alger Hiss
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
McCarthyism
The Army-McCarthy Hearings

McCarthyism Video Clip

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Aim all Classes The Cold War Era: The Red Scare: Honors Essay writing.

Fear of Communist subversion
The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
Hollywood Blacklists

American Spies:
Whittaker Chambers
Alger Hiss
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

McCarthyism
The Army-McCarthy Hearings

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Aim all Classes The Cold War Era: The Red Scare

Fear of Communist subversion
The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
Hollywood Blacklists

American Spies:
Whittaker Chambers
Alger Hiss
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

McCarthyism
The Army-McCarthy Hearings

Honors Test Review Sheet due Monday 3/19
Regents Test Review Sheet due Monday 3/19

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All Classes: Test Review Today
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All Classes: Review test for the entire year including WWII and the Cold War part 1.

All Classes Homework: Read the 1950s Outline then watch the 1950s Video. Using those resources create an essay (one to two pages typed) based on the following thesis statement: The 1950s was a time of great change that led to the birth of modern America.
Task: Include all of the following topics in proving your thesis. The Baby Boom the GI Bill, Levittown, the love affair with automobiles and the Federal Highway Act.
DueMonday 3/26

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Aim all Classes: America in the 1950s: Eisenhower in the White House

Richard Nixon
Moderate Republicanism
Budget Surplus
The Federal Highway Act
Alaska and Hawaii
Massive Retaliation
The Arms Race (IRBMs, ICBMs)
Civil Defense Administration

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Aim all Classes: America in the 1950s: Eisenhower in the White House: Space Race

Video: Race to the Moon

NASA
Sputnik
Mercury
Gemini
Apollo

Honors Marker Exam Review Sheet Due Tuesday 3/27

Regents Marker Exam Review Sheet Due Tuesday 3/27

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Aim all Classes: America in the 1950s: Eisenhower in the White House

War in Southeast Asia
Geneva Accords
The Domino Theory
Trouble in Cuba
Fidel Castro
Nikita Krushchev
The U-2 Incident
1961 Farewell Speech "The Military Industrial Complex"

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Aim all Classes: America in the 1950s: Eisenhower in the White House

Reading: A History of US: Liking Ike page 49 Worksheet

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All Classes: Marker Exam Review

 

 

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Staff Development Day
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Frost Valley

Reading: A History of US: Houses, Kids, Cars and Fast Food page 54
Worksheet

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Frost Valley

All Classes: Marker Exam Review

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3rd. Quarter Sachem Marker Exam
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Aim all Classes: America in the 1950s: Prosperity

The Good Wifes Guide

1950s PowerPoint

Booming economy
Rise of the middle class
Computers and productivity
The Baby Boom
Jonas Salk and Polio
Levittown
Love affair with the car
Suburbia
Jet Travel
Rock and Roll
Television Who's on First Video
Conformity

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Third Marking Period Ends

Aim all Classes: America in the 1950s: Problems in a Time of Plenty

1950s PowerPoint

Poverty
Urban Poverty
Urban unemployment 
White flight
The Beat Generation
Brown v Board of Ed

 

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