History Discusion ReviewCold War Era ,The Affluent and Anxious Society: The Tur

Aug 17th, 2015
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Question description

Prepare: Take a few minutes to think about the material that we’ve covered in this course so far.

Required Resources



  • 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 https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=47585&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
    • 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 https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=49736&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
    • 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.

Recommended Resources


  • Gutiérrez, J. A. (2011). The Chicano movement: Paths to power. Social Studies, 102(1), 25-32. doi:10.1080/00377996.2011.533043
    • 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 https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=11764&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
    • 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 https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=47587&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
    • 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 http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/hss/shared_hss_assets/political_science/polisim_3/burnstimeline1.html
    • 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]. Retrieved from https://secure.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=40874&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=
    • A video that discusses the discrimination and segregation faced by the Hispanic community in the United States, especially in realm of education.

Reflect: Reflect on what you found interesting, surprising, or confusing in this past week. Did anything that you learned cause you to understand an issue and event differently? Have you discovered any habits or tips that help you to complete your course work more effectively or efficiently?

Write: This discussion forum is an opportunity for you to explore topics that interest you, share critical insights and questions that you are working with, share your struggles and triumphs, and discuss difficulties that may have arisen this week, hopefully finding solutions. Your initial post should describe your experiences in the course this past week, prompting further discussion. You should address at least two of the following questions:

  • What struck you in particular as you explored the course materials this week?
  • What insights have you had?
  • What have you been struggling with?
  • What questions have come up for you at this point?
  • Do you have any helpful tips that you’ve picked up in this course or in a past course?
  • Do you have questions about the assignment that your classmates might be able to help with? (If you have a question for the instructor, be sure to contact your instructor through email or in the Ask Your Instructor Forum).

You are required to post at least 100 total words in this forum this week. You can post one time or ten times, the only requirements are that you post at least 100 words total and that you engage in conversation related to course content. Ask questions, answer questions, provide extra resources you found that are interesting, or engage in a debate about something you learned this week. The only requirement is that your comments have to relate to the course content.

Provide a full explanation of the issues that you discuss in your posts. For example, if you write that you had difficulty finding sources for your Final Project, explain where in the process of finding sources you had difficulty. Was it choosing a database to search? Thinking of search terms? Did your search return too many sources that were not relevant to your topic? Did your search return too few results?

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