Mittwoch, März 01, 2017

Teaching the USA - Crash Courses in American History I

American Studies - Articles and video clips on the USA past and present
City or suburb: the problem of urbanization. A video clip about the so called Golden 20ies in New York. The 1920s was a time of enormous cultural change. In this lesson, we will examine urban culture during the 1920s. We will compare urban values with those of rural locations and see how urban culture became a symbol of the decade as a whole. [Source: Educational Portal, accessed Mach 22, 2014, 10:40]
The Great Depression: "So, everybody knows that the Great Depression started with the stock market crash in 1929, right? Not exactly. The Depression happened after the stock market crash, but wasn't caused by the crash." [Source: The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33]
 The Roaring Twenties: "They were known as the roaring 20s, but not because there were lions running around everywhere. In the 1920s, America's economy was booming, and all kinds of social changes were in progress. Hollywood, flappers, jazz, there was all kinds of stuff going on in the 20s. But as usual with Crash Course, things were about to take a turn for the worse." [Source: The Roaring 20's: Crash Course US History #32]

The Hippie Movement: Information on an era which influenced not only America but countries around the world. "America was changing rapidly in the 1960s, and rights movements were at the forefront of those changes. Civil Rights were dominant, but the 60s also saw growth in the Women's Movement, the LGBT rights movement, the Latino rights movement, and the American Indian movement." [Source The Sixties: Crash Course US History #40]

The Student Revolution: Protest against the establishment and the war in Vietnam. "The beginning of the student movement, which arose during the 1960s, can be traced back to the post-Second World War era of the 1950s. The older generation, those who survived the depression and war years, viewed the 1950s as a period of security. It was a time of peace and relative prosperity for the nation." [Source: Educational Portal,accessed March 24, 2014, 08:20]

The Sixties: All a "The 1960s were a period of tension and turbulence for much of the U.S. The counterculture attempted to promote an alternative lifestyle that encouraged peace, love and freedom.[Source: Educational Portal, accessed March 24, 2014, 08:20]
bout the Hippie movement, Flowerpower and the students' Revolution as a counter culture.

Interesting site about American History, Culture and Politics.  See
Lesson plan

USA - Geschichte, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft. Die neu überarbeite Ausgabe (2013) beschreibt die vielfältigen Aspekte der amerikanischen Geschichte von an Anfänger der Kolonialzeit bis zur Gegenwart mit den unterschiedlichen Aspekten und Spannungen innerhalb de amerikanischen Gesellschaft sowie die Entwicklung Amerikas zur führende Nation in Wirtschaft und Technologie. Die Reihe wird herausgegegeben von der Bundeszentrale für politsche Bildung. Siehe Heft 4268

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