OUSD K-12 History / Social Studies Standards
HISTORICAL THINKING: SAMPLE ASSIGNMENTS GRADE 11
Make a map with a key contrasting the relative wealth of different regions of the United States during the Depression.
Prepare a map showing which East European nations were occupied immediately after World War II and by whom.
Prepare a time line of events leading to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Create a time line of United States involvement in Vietnam.
Make a chart illustrating how each of these policies (Marshall Plan, NATO, and the Berlin Blockade/ Airlift) illustrates the major premises of the Truman Doctrine.
Examine four political cartoons from the 1950s to the 1970s (one from each presidential administration: Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon) on the Vietnam war. Write a brief commentary about the point of view of each cartoon regarding that conflict.
Analyze public opinion polls (1972-74) to determine public confidence in government institutions.
Do a mock trial on either the constitutionality of the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti or the KKK's right to march on Washington.
Read the poetry and stories of Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen; listen to the music of Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, etc.; write their own blues and/or poetry.
Write a paper that analyzes Soviet Cold War policy statements in the context of their historic vulnerability to the West (Napoleon, World War I, and World War 11).
Make a collage contrasting the "counterculture" and mainstream culture in the 1960s.
a chart that contrasts the the increased wealth of the
Examine advertisements and
films depicting the
an informal essay describing how popular culture influences students
today in terms of language, fashion, and attitudes towards sex. Compare
their experiences with those of young people in the 1920s nd 1960s.