American History 2 - The 1970's

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The 1970's (2 weeks: weeks 35-36)
Some topics: Watergate, More About Vietnam, More about the Space Age, Nixon, Ford, Carter

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Starting with the 1970's, it starts to get harder to find quality children's books that cover this period of history. If you have any great suggestions, please email me!


Resources Item Type Weeks Used

Nixon

 

Richard M. Nixon: Thirty-seventh President 1969-1974 (Getting to Know the Us Presidents)

Otter LOVES these books written and illustrated by Mike Venezia. Even my big kids read them all as older teens because the information is presented in such an engaging and easy to retain style.

All of the Venezia books I schedule in are optional for the president's study, but they are so fun, you might want to check out at least a few. Most libraries will have these books, so you probably won't need to purchase any.

 

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35

Reagan

 

Childhood of Famous Americans: Ronald Reagan: Young Leader

Otter really likes this series of books!

ReaderReader

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36-37

Gerald Ford

 

Gerald R. Ford: Thirty-Eighth President 1974-1977 (Getting to Know the Us Presidents)

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36

Carter

 

Jimmy Carter: Thirty-Ninth President

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36

Night Crossing

 

Night Crossing

This is a true story of a 1979 escape from Communist-controlled East Germany. I remember watching it in school and having it leave a lasting impression on me. Even though this movie's focus is on Europe, I recommend it to have an understanding of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

movie DVD

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36

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Other NON-scheduled resources you can use during this portion of the study:

 

 

 

 

 

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