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Below is a sample breakdown of The 1970s 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||President Richard Nixon: foreign policy and political scandal||President Nixon's détente and Vietnamization policies, the Watergate scandal and his resignation|
|Tuesday||Middle East conflicts of the 1970s||Conflicts among Middle Eastern countries, the OPEC oil embargo and consequences of the embargo in the United States|
|Wednesday||Abortion and Roe vs. Wade||Overview and legacy of the Supreme Court's decision and the legalization of abortion in the United States|
|Thursday||President Gerald Ford: congressional career and presidency||Presidential circumstances, congressional achievements and controversial executive decisions|
|Friday||President Jimmy Carter: foreign policy achievements and disappointments||Camp David Accords, foreign policy challenges and progressive agenda|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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