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US History Since 1940: Lesson Plans & Resources

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Use this helpful course to create lesson plans for your history classes on subjects related to U.S. history since 1940. With these informative lesson plan outlines, you can create classroom activities, games and lessons that will engage your students and make learning fun.
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9 chapters in US History Since 1940: Lesson Plans & Resources

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Lesson 1 - Pearl Harbor Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 2 - Pearl Harbor Simulation Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After Movie Discussion Questions
Lesson 4 - Saving Private Ryan Discussion Questions
Lesson 5 - FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech: Purpose, Quotes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Japanese Internment Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Navajo Code Talkers Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Navajo Code Talkers: Definition, History & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - 1950s American Culture Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Truman Doctrine Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Marshall Plan Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Tuskegee Airmen Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Tuskegee Airmen: History, Facts & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - United States Holocaust Museum Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - United States Holocaust Museum: History, Exhibits & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The National WWII Museum Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - The National World War II Museum  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Post-World War II America Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - U.S. WWII Mobilization Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - U.S. Military Mobilization Efforts During WWII  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - U.S. Minorities in WWII Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - U.S. Minorities in World War II: Treatment & Civil Rights  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - U.S. Involvement in WWII Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - U.S. Involvement in World War II: Causes, Impact & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Korean War Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Pearl Harbor Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Hacksaw Ridge Discussion Questions
Lesson 29 - Dash by Kirby Larson Discussion Questions
Lesson 30 - Tuskegee Airmen Discussion Questions
Lesson 31 - Navajo Project Ideas
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Lesson 1 - American Cold War Culture Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - The Cold War in America: Effects on Everyday Life  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Post-War World (1946-1959) Activities for High School
Lesson 5 - Gender Roles in 1950s America Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - America in the 1950s Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - 1950s Life in the United States  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Baby Boom Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - What Are Baby Boomers? - Definition, Age & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Definition, Causes & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Space Race: Definition, History & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - The Cuban Missile Crisis: Definition, Facts & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Cold War Propaganda Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - American Cold War Propaganda: Posters & Films  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Bay of Pigs Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Bay of Pigs Invasion: Definition, Summary, Facts & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Lyndon B. Johnson Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Lyndon B. Johnson: Facts, Quotes & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Eisenhower & The Cold War Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Cold War  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Great Society Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - 1970s Culture Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Arts, Entertainment & Culture in the U.S. in the 1970s  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Cold War Containment Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - George F. Kennan & Containment in the Cold War  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Ronald Reagan & the Cold War Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Ronald Reagan & The Cold War  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Hollywood Ten Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - The Hollywood Ten: Definition, Trial & Blacklist  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Joseph McCarthy Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Senator Joseph McCarthy: Biography, Facts & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - HUAC Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - HUAC: Definition & Trials  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Rosenberg Trial Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg: Case, Trial, Facts & Execution  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Richard Nixon Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - Richard Nixon: Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - Cold War Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 41 - Cold War Lesson Plan
Lesson 42 - Cuban Missile Crisis Lesson Plan
Lesson 43 - McCarthyism Lesson Plan
Lesson 44 - Space Race Lesson Plan
Lesson 45 - Atomic Bomb Debate Lesson Plan
Lesson 46 - Cold War Simulation Lesson Plan
Lesson 47 - Cuban Missile Crisis Simulation Lesson Plan
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Lesson 1 - Civil Disobedience Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience in the US (1954-1973) Activities for High School
Lesson 4 - Emmett Till Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - Emmett Till: Story, Case & Trial  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Montgomery Bus Boycott Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - March on Washington Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - I Have a Dream Lesson Plan for High School
Lesson 9 - Freedom Riders Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Jim Crow Laws Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Voting Rights Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Jackie Robinson Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - 42: the Jackie Robinson Story Discussion Questions
Lesson 14 - Remember the Titans Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - Remember the Titans: Summary & Characters  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - The Great Migration Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - Black Panthers Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - NAACP Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - Ku Klux Klan Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Selma Movie Discussion Questions
Lesson 21 - Lynching Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Feminism Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Civil Rights Movement Activities
Lesson 24 - Civil Rights Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 25 - Civil Rights Movement Activities for Kids
Lesson 26 - Civil Rights Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Little Rock Nine Discussion Questions
Lesson 28 - Freedom Walkers Activities
Lesson 29 - Jackie Robinson Project Ideas
Lesson 30 - Reconstruction Unit Plan
Lesson 31 - Civil Rights Movement Project Ideas
Lesson 32 - Civil Rights Movement Unit Plan
Lesson 33 - Remember the Titans Discussion Questions
Lesson 34 - Selma, Lord, Selma Movie Discussion Questions
Lesson 35 - Rosa Parks: My Story Discussion Questions
Lesson 36 - A Mighty Long Way Discussion Questions
Lesson 37 - White Like Me Discussion Questions
Lesson 38 - March: Book 1 Discussion Questions
Lesson 39 - March: Book 2 Discussion Questions
Lesson 40 - Jim Crow Laws Activities
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Lesson 1 - Martin Luther King Jr.: Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Martin Luther King Jr. Project Ideas
Lesson 3 - I Have A Dream Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - I Have A Dream Speech: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Letter from Birmingham Jail Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Letter from Birmingham Jail: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - I Have a Dream Speech Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 8 - I Have a Dream Speech: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Malcolm X Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Malcolm X: Biography, Speeches & Assassination  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Rosa Parks Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Rosa Parks: Facts, Biography & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Carter G. Woodson Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Carter G. Woodson: Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Thurgood Marshall Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Who Was Thurgood Marshall? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Mary McLeod Bethune Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Mary McLeod Bethune Facts: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Andrew Young Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Andrew Young: Biography & Role as a Civil Rights Leader  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Civil Rights in the 1950s Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - The 24th Amendment Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Cesar Chavez Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Cesar Chavez: Biography, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Student Movements of the 1960s Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Women's Movements of the 1960s Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Martin Luther King Jr. Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - African American History Project Ideas
Lesson 29 - African American Culture Project Ideas
Lesson 30 - Martin Luther King Jr. Activities for Middle School
Lesson 31 - Martin Luther King Jr. Activities for High School
Lesson 32 - I Have a Dream Speech Discussion Questions
Lesson 33 - Martin Luther King Jr. Art Activities
Lesson 34 - Letter from Birmingham Jail Discussion Questions
Lesson 35 - Cesar Chavez Day Activities
Lesson 36 - Our Friend, Martin Discussion Questions
Lesson 37 - Malcom X Movie Discussion Questions
Lesson 38 - Civil Rights in the United States Discussion Questions
Lesson 39 - Martin Luther King Jr. Discussion Questions
Lesson 40 - Malcolm X's Learning to Read Discussion Questions
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Lesson 1 - 1980s Culture Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - New Trends in American Life in the 1980s  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - US History Essential Questions
Lesson 4 - NAFTA Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - NAFTA & North American Integration: Reasons & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - What Is NAFTA? - Definition, Effects & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Ronald Reagan Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Ronald Reagan's Election & Presidency  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - The Gulf War Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - The Persian Gulf War: Timeline, Summary & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Muhammad Ali Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Muhammad Ali: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - The War in Iraq Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Understanding the Iraq War  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Bush Doctrine Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Bush Doctrine: Definition & Foreign Policy  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Great Recession Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - What was the Great Recession? - Timeline, Facts, Causes & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Iraq War Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 22 - Jimmy Carter Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - George H.W. Bush's Domestic Policy Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992) Activities for High School
Lesson 25 - Presidential Election of 1992 Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - American Congress in the 1990's Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Bill Clinton's Presidency Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Bill Clinton: Presidency & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Bill Clinton's Foreign & Domestic Policy Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Hurricane Katrina Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Timeline, Damage & Aftermath  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - George W. Bush's Election & Domestic Agenda Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - George W. Bush's Second Term Lesson Plan
Lesson 34 - Barack Obama Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 35 - Barack Obama Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - President Barack Obama Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Contemporary America (1992-2013) Activities for High School
Lesson 38 - The 21st Century Activities for High School History
Lesson 39 - Bataan Death March Lesson Plan
Lesson 40 - Rosa Parks Activities for Kids
Lesson 41 - Black Lives Matter Lesson Plan
Lesson 42 - Florida History Activities
Lesson 43 - America: The Story of Us Discussion Questions
Lesson 44 - Teaching About Human Trafficking

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