1950s Layered Unit



U.S. History Unit: 1950s – Chapter 27 (pp. 806-835)
Layered Curriculum Assignments – “You choose your grade.”


C Level Assignments - Maximum of 50 Points can be earned at this Level
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1. Take notes on five mini-lectures ( I will give approx. 8 mini-lectures from which you could take notes)
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2. Write a one page journal entry of a bystander witnessing a particular event
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3. Create the front page of a newspaper describing one or more particular events from the 1950s (you may use Publisher)
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4. Make 5 trading cards with the description of places or people in this unit (must be different from #5 & #6); pic/info on card
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5. Create 10 flashcards of the most important people in this unit – using Quizlet.com (print flashcards from site)
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6. Create 10 flashcards of the most important events in this unit - using Quizlet.com (print flashcards from site)
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7. Write a poem that a beatnik might have written during the 1950s
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8. Define 10 terms from this unit (not same as #4, #5, or #6)
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9. Create a pneumonic device to help memorize information from this unit; explain your drawing
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10. Create a chart or timeline of the events in this unit (do not simply redraw the timeline at the beginning of each chapter)
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11. Research a particular event in the unit and write a one page report describing it and explaining its impact; must do research
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12. Poster – create a mini-poster of the impact of television, creating in the 1950s
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13. Watch an assigned movie; write a summary of the film & explain its significance to this time period (check wiki for choices)
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14. Make a foldable including at least 10 items from chapters 20-21
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15. Read text (pp. 808-813 ); write 10 facts from these pages
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16. Read text (pp. 814-819); write 10 facts from these pages
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17. Read text (pp. 820-825); write 10 facts from these pages
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18. Re-create the Time Notebook on pages 826-827 on a poster/mini-poster
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19. Read text (pp. 828-832); write 10 facts from these pages
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B Level Assignments - Choose one activity for 20 points possible after completing C level assignments




20. Draw a Venn Diagram comparing the relationship between two things; Provide a full one page summary of the diagram
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21. Create three cartoons on people/ events in 50s (you may use bitstrips or other web-based cartoon maker); print/add to wiki
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22. Create a collage on the 1920s fashions & new products; write a one page analysis of items included & their impact
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  1. Create a board game of the 1950s (complete with rules, playing pieces, etc.)
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  1. Create a pop-up book or children’s book on a topic in 1950s complete with illustrations; must be at least 10 pages
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25. Performance (Dance – Jitterbug; Song – original or from a 50s icon; Speech); must have handout for class on the performance
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A Level Assignments - Choose one activity for 30 points possible after completing B level assignments




26. Construct a “shoebox” display of the pop culture of the 50s; write a two page analysis of the items used in the display
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27. Write and shoot a commercial for a product introduced in the 1950s; write a one page analysis of its impact on society
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28. Create a Photostory w/ voiceovers evaluating a decision or course of action (15 pictures/slides) – may use Movie Maker
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  1. Construct a model of bomb shelter, complete with supplies and info tags explaining each item
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