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On to chapter 26…the Eisenhower Era (the 1950’s)

Thursday March 22, 2012

We are moving on to chapter 26. This chapter is focused on life in America in the 1950’s. This covers domestic happenings and culture of the 50’s in more depth…though some of this material we have already covered last chapter and in the presentations. We will try to speed through this chapter rather quickly.

In this chapter, we will cover the Cold War strategies of Dwight D. Eisenhower (who came after Truman). We will also look briefly at the origins of the Vietnam War (which we will cover in more depth in a few weeks). You will also read more about the Television culture in America as well as the rise of the suburbs and the Interstate Highway System (all developments  of the 50’s).

Here is the first assignment: Ch. 26 Introduction (Post War America/Eisenhower Era) (This will be due on SpringBoard Sunday night March 25 at 11:59 PM).

*** We will be implementing the High Achiever Homework Policy this last semester. If you received a 93% and above on the last test (43+ points), you are exempted from turning in the homework for this chapter. If you got a 93% + and do turn in the homework, you will receive an extra credit point. REMEMBER, this policy does not mean that those exempted do not need to do anything. You still need to read and cover the material in order to do well on the next test…it just means you are not required to turn in proof to me through homework. The proof will be in the pudding (aka the next test). This puts an extra burden on you guys to practice self motivation (an important college readiness piece). By the way, 30 students qualify for High Achiever status this chapter based on the Cold War Test. This is 35% of the Sophomore class. Let’s raise that up to 40% this next test! ***

Today, 6/7 and 9th period will be will watch a 20 minute documentary on Truman and Eisenhower and then will be working on the Introduction assignment.

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