Anti-War Sentiment and the 1968 Chicago Protests The war in Vietnam sparked resistance on the parts of many Americans, particularly the young. Anti-war feelings began primarily on college campuses, but spread to other segments of society quickly.
High School Lesson Plan: The Vietnam War American involvement in the conflict in Vietnam dated back to the end of World War II. In the context of the Cold War, American strategists saw the country as a key to the stability of east Asia and to resisting the spread of communism.
High School Lesson Plan - The Cold War at Home The cold war was an interesting time in American history, punctuated by fear of the encroach of communism far away and at home. This lesson covers McCarthyism, the launch of Sputnik and the National Education Act.
High School Lesson Plan - The Birth of Rock n' Roll This lesson plan is the third in a series of five on domestic happenings, trends, and events in the 1950's. It deals with the emergence of a genre of music that was at the time uniquely American - rock n' roll.
High School Lesson Plan: Conformity in the 1950's This lesson plan is the first in a series of five on domestic happenings, trends, and events in the 1950's. It deals with the homogenization of American culture during the decade, from suburb development to McDonald's and TV.
America's Involvement in WWII: Moving Away from Inclusionism This lesson plan is the first in a series of five on America's involvement in WWII. It deals with the events that led up to America's decision to enter the war, including the aftermath of WWI, the United States' retreat into isolationism, and legislation designed to keep the country out of war.