Grade American Cultures II
Unit V: Social Histories
70 points Maximum: 75 points
All students must
complete assignment 1 or 2!
participate in class instruction. Take notes on each
decade/time period, and answer review questions
decades x 5 points each = 25 points
assigned sections in text and complete each section review.
sections x 5 points each = 25 points.
“Social Histories of the 20th Century” graphic
organizer, being sure to fully address important people, causes, and
effects. = 15 points
“Social Histories” timeline with either original pictures or internet
pictures. Be sure all pictures are labeled! = 15 points
video on 20th century music and complete
handout. = 10 points
“Commentary: Counterculture” section in text and make bullet list of 5
key facts. = 10 points
“Gender Gap” graphic organizer. = 10 points
“Facebook For Parents” webpage and make a list of at least 3 reasons
why parents should understand what Facebook is and at least 3 benefits
of a Facebook page. = 5 points
a list of at least 2 reasons high school students in the 1920’s,
1930’s, 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1980’s would have argued that their parents
“just don’t understand!” = 10 points
50 points Maximum: 60 points
a display board of life of high school students in the decades
studied. Show at least one new innovation that added to their
lives, and at least one way parents struggled to understand.
= 20 points
a 3-4 page paper comparing and contrasting growing up in this decade
vs. the others studied. = 20 points
a PowerPoint presentation of how major historical events in the decades
discussed affected how people lived. You must include all
decades. Be sure to use pictures, graphs, music, and original
ideas! = 20 points
a brochure for a hypothetical display at a museum called “Life
Throughout the Century.” What major artifacts would be
included? What picture do they paint? = 15 points.
and produce a one minute commercial on what decade was best in which to
progress through high school. Why was that decade better than
the others? What would you have gained by living through that
one? = 15 points.
a slideshow to Will Smith’s song “Parents Just Don’t Understand” = 15
2 of the 3.
an important historical event from your lifetime, then create a 3-5
minute YouTube video of how your life would be different if that event
did not take place. = 20 points
you are a guest lecturer at a major university. You have been
asked to deliver a presentation on which decade was toughest to raise
children. Given the political, social, and historical events
of the decades we discussed, choose the decade you think was
toughest. Videotape yourself at a podium delivering this
address. It should be 7-10 minutes in length.
Please dress the part! Gentlemen, a blue or gray suit would
be most appropriate. Ladies, a “Hillary Suit” would be
appropriate for you. = 20 points.
the introduction to a book evaluating life in 20th
century America. The book is topical in nature, and in order
to spark debate over the contents of it, the author has asked you to
write the introduction. You should write a 4-6 page paper on
one of the following topics: = 20 points
historical event that most drastically changed how people lived.
person most responsible for change in the 20th
law/laws that made the most positive change in the decade.