Prepare: Read Chapters 10 and 11, and watch the video, The Post-War
- Hanchett, T. W. (2001). The other 'subsidized housing'.
Journal of Housing & Community Development, 58(1), 18. Retrieved
from the http://www.nahro.org/housing-journal
- A scholarly article that examines federal housing policy and regulations
since World War II and resulting impact on society. This is scholarly secondary
source that is acceptable for use in the Final Project. This article can be
found in the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library.
- Hannigan, B., Hawksworth, R, & Spencer, S. (Producers). (2009). The post-war years [Series
episode]. In R. Hawksworth (Executive producer), America in the
20th century. Retrieved from
- A video that looks at the social, political, and economic changes that
occurred during the post-World War II years.
- Smith, L. M. (Producer, Director, & Writer). (2003). The house we live in[Series
episode]. In L. Adelman (Executive producer), Race: The power of an
illusion. Retrieved from
- A video that examines the concept of race and the ways that the
understanding of racial categories has over time as well as the ways that those
understandings of race have affected specific groups and society.
- Gutiérrez, J. A. (2011). The Chicano movement: Paths to
power. Social Studies, 102(1), 25-32.
- A scholarly article that provides a short explanation of the major events of
the Chicano movement. This is a scholarly secondary source that is acceptable
for use in the Final Project. This article can be found in the EBSCOhost
database in the Ashford University Library.
- May, E. (2008). War and peace: Fanning the home fires. In Homeward bound: American families in
the Cold War era (pp. 58-88). Retrieved from the ebrary database.
- A chapter from a scholarly book that examines the situation of many American
women and families in the early Cold War with information on how the Cold War
affected United States society. This is a scholarly secondary source that is
acceptable for use in the Final Project.
- Bernard, S. C. (Writer). (2000). A struggle for educational equality:
1950-1980 [Series episode]. In School: The story of American public
education. Retrieved from
- A video that looks that challenges for African Americans, women, Hispanic
Americans, and the disabled as they pursued educational opportunities.
- Coontz, S. [UChannel]. (2010, Sept. 29). The way we never were: American families and
the nostalgia trap [Video]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/MIeAnU7_7TA
- A recorded lecture given by a well-known and respected historian of United
States families that examines the realities in opposition to common perceptions
of the “traditional” family and some results of the social changes in the years
after World War II.
- Hannigan, B., Hawksworth, R., & Spencer, S. (Producers & Writers).
(2009). Cold war [Series episode].
In R. Hawksworth (Executive producer), America in the 20th
century. Retrieved from
- A video that focuses mainly on the foreign policy issues of the Cold War.
- Pearson Education. (2010, January 1). Civil rights in America
[Activity]. Retrieved from
- An interactive time line that provides a visual representation of the
important events in the struggles for equality of African Americans, Native
Americans, and Latino Americans from 1775 to 2000.
- Valdés, M. J., (Producer) & Sandoval, C. (Writer). (2009). A class apart [Video file].
- A video that discusses the discrimination and segregation faced by the
Hispanic community in the United States, especially in realm of education.
Reflect: After the World War II, the United States embarked on
what came to be known as the Cold War against the Soviet Union. Although the two
sides never fought against each other directly, the Cold War nonetheless erupted
into violence at times in places like Vietnam, Korea, and Afghanistan. Consider
the major events of the Cold War and the ways that different presidential
administrations reacted to those events. Reflect, too, on the effects of the
Cold War on American culture.
Write: Based on information from your textbook and the
assigned video, answer the following questions:
- What are two major foreign policy events of the Cold War, and how did the
United States address them? What caused these events and how effective were the
- What were two major changes within American society and culture that were
caused by the Cold War? How did the Cold War cause these changes?
initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with
examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and
properly cite any references. Your references and citations must be formatted
according to APA style