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Below is a sample breakdown of The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980 - 1992) 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|| New Trends in American Life in the 1980s; |
The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic and Political Conservatism
| Trends in economics and demographics in the 1980s; |
The politics of Ronald Reagan
|Tuesday||Reaganomics: Success, Failures and Effects||'Trickle-down' and supply-side economics|
|Wednesday||President Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy||The Soviet Union, the Middle East and Africa during the Reagan administration|
|Thursday||President George H.W. Bush: Foreign Policy||Conflict in the Middle East during the post-Cold War era|
|Friday||President George H.W. Bush: Domestic Policy and Accomplishments||The presidency and achievements of George H.W. Bush|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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