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Ch 19: Post-War World (1946-1959) - US History: Homeschool Curriculum

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The Post-War World (1946-1959) unit of this U.S. History Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about events in the decade following World War II. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our U.S. History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the world following the end of World War II. There is no faster or easier way to learn about post-war happenings. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the Marshall Plan, Japan's government rebuilding, the Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain, American life after the war and the counter-culture in America.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a U.S. 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 post-war world unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Post-War World (1946-1959) Unit Objectives:

  • Learn about U.S. activities in Europe after the war, including the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift.
  • See what occurred in post-war Asia, such as the development of a new government in Japan and the division of Korea into two countries.
  • Examine the role of the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe.
  • Explore how political changes influenced policies both internationally and at home.
  • Look at the cultural views embraced by most Americans at this time.
  • See how the counter-culture movement developed and what it meant.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Post-War World (1946-1959) - US History: Homeschool Curriculum
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Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

1. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

2. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

3. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

4. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

5. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

6. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

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