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Ch 39: NES: America in the 1980s

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Re-examine American life in the 1980s through this chapter's online lessons. As a result, you could be well on your way to correctly answering reflective questions on the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination for teacher certification.

NES - America in the 1980s - Chapter Summary

Revisit the lifestyles, trends and politics of the 1980s when you begin studying this chapter. It includes video lessons that explore the elections and goals of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Review the diplomatic efforts, economic strategies and foreign policies that defined their political careers. When you're ready, take the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination. The knowledge you build while watching these videos could help you to:

  • Highlight musical, consumer and cultural trends of the 1980s
  • Discuss Ronald Reagan's election as well as the successes and failures of his economic and foreign policies
  • Describe the foreign and domestic accomplishments of George H.W. Bush
  • Learn more about Bush's initiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement

Add to your prior educational experience by watching these teacher-narrated videos. Available online 24/7, the video lessons can be reviewed and re-watched at any point during your busy day. Use your laptop computer or tablet to access the lessons, which are short but comprehensive. Transcripts, worksheets and five-question multiple-choice quizzes are included. The latter could determine your level of preparation for some questions on the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination.

NES - America in the 1980s Objectives

The History content domain is the first section of the NES Middle Grades Social Science examination. By far the largest of the test's four content domains, History adds up to 50% of the score. America in the 1980s is one of the many topics that are addressed during this domain.

The 150 questions are in multiple-choice form, and the assessment is computer-based. Display your thorough knowledge of the information in this chapter as well as other topics in order to qualify for a social science teaching endorsement. You'll be required to finish up in three hours.

6 Lessons in Chapter 39: NES: America in the 1980s
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New Trends in American Life in the 1980s

1. New Trends in American Life in the 1980s

The 1980s represented a drastic change in American society, one not seen since the 1920s. Learn more about the decade, including its lifestyle trends, new consumer goods and expanding cultures, in this video lesson.

The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic & Political Conservatism

2. The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic & Political Conservatism

The presidential election of 1980 witnessed the transition from liberal to conservative politics in America. Learn about Ronald Reagan's campaign to become President of the United States in 1980 in this video lesson.

Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

3. Reaganomics: Success, Failures & Effects

'Reaganomics' represented President Ronald Reagan's attempt at energizing the inert American economy following the 1970s. Learn about the program, as well as its successes and failures, in this lesson.

President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy

4. President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy

President Ronald Reagan's foreign policy was an aggressive attempt to renew the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Learn about the policies, actions and results of Reagan's foreign policy in this lesson.

President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy

5. President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy

President George H.W. Bush's foreign policy was a pragmatic blend of diplomacy and force. Learn more about Bush's international affairs during his tenure as President of the United States.

President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

6. President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments

President George H.W. Bush's domestic agenda reflected a change in ideology. Learn about the domestic challenges Bush faced, his handling of the issues and his overall achievements.

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