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Ch 23: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 23: An Era of Social Change

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The Era of Social Change chapter of this McDougal Littell The Americans textbook companion course helps students learn the essential American history lessons of activist movements. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Era of Social Change textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell The Americans An Era of Social Change chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the activist movements topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Activist movements of the late 60s and early 70s
  • Social minority vs. social majority
  • The women's movement
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Feminism types
  • Hippies and the counterculture
  • Theories and motives for social movements

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7 Lessons in Chapter 23: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 23: An Era of Social Change
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Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

1. Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

The 1960s represented a decade of dissent in America. While there were large social campaigns throughout the nation, the goal of this lesson is to recognize smaller activist movements involving Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and the environment.

Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority

2. Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority

This lesson introduces concepts important to understanding race and ethnicity. First, a distinction is made between 'race' and 'ethnicity.' Next, the idea of a social minority is defined, along with distinction and subordination. Finally, U.S. trends regarding minority influence are outlined.

The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

3. The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

The women's movement of the 1960s ushered in a new wave of feminism that sought to address the national issues of gender. Learn about the movement, its leaders and the ultimate outcome for women in the United States.

Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade: Summary, Decision & Impact on Abortion

4. Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade: Summary, Decision & Impact on Abortion

''Roe v. Wade, 1973'' was the landmark Supreme Court decision in regard to legalized abortion. Learn about the case, the decision and its impact on the United States.

Feminism Types and Definitions: Liberal, Socialist, Culture & Radical

5. Feminism Types and Definitions: Liberal, Socialist, Culture & Radical

This lesson first provides a general definition of feminism. Then, four specific types of feminism are discussed and defined, including liberal feminism, socialist feminism, cultural feminism, and radical feminism. For each type, examples of social changes preferred by that type of feminism are also provided.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

6. Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

The 1960s were a period of tension and turbulence for much of the U.S. The counterculture attempted to promote an alternative lifestyle that encouraged peace, love and freedom. Learn more about its origins, beliefs and legacy.

Social Movement: Theories and Motives

7. Social Movement: Theories and Motives

In this lesson, we will define what social movements are and discuss why they develop. We'll cover the deprivation theory, the mass-society theory and the structure strain theory, which are three theories that sociologists use to explain social movements.

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