About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our AP US History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about changes in modern America. There is no faster or easier way to learn about these changes. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about migration, technological and cultural changes in modern America.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a Changes in the Modern United States unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Changes in the Modern United States Unit Objectives:
- Explore post-World War II culture and art in Western society.
- Examine the use and purpose of social media technology.
- Research 21st century world economics and current demographics.
- Review the causes and kinds of Latin American migration to the US.
- Learn about globalization and cultural imperialism.
1. Technological Revolutions: Advantages & Disadvantages
In this lesson, we explore a few of the technological innovations that have helped create the 21st-century world and will likely change our world throughout the century.
2. Social Media and Online Communities: Popularity, Use & Purpose
In this lesson, we explore the new and ever-changing environment of social media platforms, as well as detailing some of its uses and some of its purported dangers.
3. 21st Century Population Migration in a New World
In this lesson, we broadly explore the current demographics and economic realities of the world and the driving engines behind the likely migrations which will occur in the 21st century.
4. Causes of Latin American Migration to the United States
This video examines the causes of Latin American migration to the United States. In particular, we look at 5 theories of Latin American migration and highlight them with examples of different kinds of Latin American migration.
5. A Global Transformation in Culture & Cultural Imperialism
In this lesson we explore the concepts of globalization and cultural imperialism, two important issues that have only just begun to shape the 21st-century world.
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