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Ch 22: The 1970s (1969-1979) - US History: Homeschool Curriculum

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The 1970s (1969-1979) unit of this U.S. History Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the events of this decade and their impact. 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 events of the 1970s. There is no faster or easier way to learn about this decade. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the Watergate crimes, the end of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, the legalization of abortion, the oil crisis and Jimmy Carter's presidency.
  • 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 1970s unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

The 1970s (1969-1979) Unit Objectives:

  • Review President Richard Nixon's foreign policies, including his plan for ending the Vietnam War.
  • Explore how a conflict in the Middle East caused an oil embargo that severely impacted the U.S.
  • Learn about the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision on abortion.
  • See how the Watergate scandal unfolded and led to Nixon's resignation.
  • Get information on Gerald Ford, Nixon's vice-president who assumed the office.
  • Learn about the events of Jimmy Carter's presidency, including the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: The 1970s (1969-1979) - US History: Homeschool Curriculum
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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.

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