Modern America Matrix Week 1

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Modern America Matrix Week 1

Week 1: 1950s

The Korean War

From the following list, choose five events from the Korean War.

Identify the basic factual elements including names, dates, locations, etc. in 2 to 3 sentences in the Identify column: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE

Include WHY the event is significant in the Significance column: Why is it relevant to our discussion of the time period? Why is it representative of the time period? What historical significance does it have? Why did you choose it?

Add a reference for your material in the Reference column.

Use your class text to complete the matrix. You may supplement with outside resources, but you must cite them. Do not cite Wikipedia.

*Incomplete ID’s will not receive credit

·         Japanese occupation

·         Soviet position after war

·         38th parallel

·         Truman

·         Syngman Rhee

·         NSC-68

·         Soviet support of North

·         UN position

·         Chinese involvement

·         Inchon

·         Talks at Panmunjom

·         Martin Letter

·         General MacArthur

·         Stalemate

·         POWs

·         Armistice agreement

Event

Identify

Significance

Reference

The Fabulous Fifties

From the following list, choose five events from the 1950’s

Identify the basic factual elements including names, dates, locations, etc. in 2 to 3 sentences in the Identify column: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE

Include WHY the event is significant in the Significance column: Why is it relevant to our discussion of the time period? Why is it representative of the time period? What historical significance does it have? Why did you choose it?

Add a reference for your material in the Reference column.

Use your class text to complete the matrix. You may supplement with outside resources, but you must cite them. Do not cite Wikipedia.

*Incomplete ID’s will not receive credit

·         The Hula Hoop

·         Disneyland

·         The Mickey Mouse Club

·         Interstate Highways

·         Dishwashers

·         Hi-fis and Stereos

·         Poodle Skirts

·         McDonalds

·         Drive-in Theaters

·         Levittown

·         Dr. Spock

·         Ozzie and Harriett

·         Leave it to Beaver

·         I Love Lucy

·         Father Knows Best

·         The Honeymooners

·         Amos ‘n Andy

·         My Little Margie

·         Echo Park

·         Persistent Poverty

·         Black Urban Migration

·         Urban Renewal

·         Massive Resistance

·         Beats

·         American Bandstand

·         Elvis Presley

·         James Dean

Event

Identify

Significance

Reference

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