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Ch 22: The 1970's (1969-1979) Lesson Plans

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The 1970s (1969 - 1979) chapter of this course is designed to help you teach students about the conflicts, foreign policies and scandals of the 1970s. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of The 1970s (1969 - 1979) chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Foreign Policies of President Nixon: Vietnamization and Detente;
Conflict in the Middle East: OPEC's 1970s Oil Embargo and Its Impact
The challenges that President Nixon faced;
The devaluation of the American dollar which resulted in OPEC
Tuesday Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade: Summary, Decision and Impact on Abortion The landmark ruling that legalized abortion
Wednesday The Watergate Scandal and President Nixon: Investigation and Resignation The break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters
Thursday Gerald Ford Biography: Presidency and Facts The political career of Gerald Ford
Friday Jimmy Carter as President: Election, Foreign Policy and Accomplishments The Camp David Accords and the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: The 1970's (1969-1979) Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Foreign Policies of President Nixon: Vietnamization & Detente

1. Foreign Policies of President Nixon: Vietnamization & Detente

President Richard Nixon entered office in 1969 with the hope of easing international relations and honorably ending the war in Vietnam. Learn about his various attempts at securing international peace.

Conflict in the Middle East: OPEC's 1970s Oil Embargo & Its Impact

2. Conflict in the Middle East: OPEC's 1970s Oil Embargo & Its Impact

The 1970s represented a period of economic distress in the United States. Learn about one of the major factors, the 1973 oil embargo by OPEC, and its devastating impact on the American economy in this video lesson.

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

3. 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.

The Watergate Scandal & President Nixon: Investigation & Resignation

4. The Watergate Scandal & President Nixon: Investigation & Resignation

The Watergate Scandal represented President Richard Nixon's wanton abuse of the executive privilege. Learn more about the scandal, those involved, the investigation and Nixon's inevitable resignation.

Gerald Ford: Biography, Presidency & Facts

5. Gerald Ford: Biography, Presidency & Facts

This lesson discusses the life and times of President Gerald Ford. Learn more about his personal and political life on the way to becoming the 38th President of the United States.

Jimmy Carter as President: Election, Foreign Policy & Accomplishments

6. Jimmy Carter as President: Election, Foreign Policy & Accomplishments

President James 'Jimmy' Carter was elected president in 1976. Learn about the 39th President of the United States' foreign and domestic policies, including his successes and failures.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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