Social Studies - 2018-19

VUS.13g - Expansion of Popular Culture

The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, political, and cultural movements and changes in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century by

g) evaluating and explaining the changes that occurred in American culture.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

During the second half of the twentieth century, American society experienced a variety of cultural changes.

ESSENTIALS

Expansion of popular culture 

 The invention of the television became the main mode of media for news, entertainment, and cultural trends of the post-World War II era 

 Introduction of new genres of music, including Rock and Roll, Disco, and Hip-Hop 

 The expansion of popular culture led to conflict between opposing cultural views 

 More occupations opened up to women during the twentieth century, changing their role, concerns, and influence:

o An increasingly large percentage of America’s labor force

o Women in nontraditional jobs

o Role of courts in providing opportunities

o Need for affordable day care

o Equitable pay

o “Glass ceiling” (perception that career advancement for women is not equal to men) 

 Influence and effect of the Internet and social media allowing people to share information worldwide

KEY VOCABULARY

Terms & Events

Moral legitimacy

Humanitarian aid

Reunification

Persian Gulf War

Operation Desert Storm

NAFTA
Sanctions

Apartheid

9/11

War in Afghanistan

War in Iraq

Right to privacy

Enumerated

Protection from government interference

Immigration policy (border issues)

Bilingual education

Citizenship requirements

Recent immigrants

Diversity

Space Exploration

Space Shuttle

Mars Rover

Voyager Missions

Hubble telescope

Satellites

GPS

Robotics

Personal Communication Devices

Telecommuting

Online coursework

Outsourcing

Offshoring

Diagnostic and Medical Imaging

 “Reagan Revolution”

Judicial restraint

Centrist Democrat

Inflation

Monetary policy

Fiscal policy

Expansion and contraction of economy

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Economic indicators

Exchange rates

Rate of inflation

Patriot Act (USA PATRIOT Act)

Military Initiatives

Diplomatic Initiatives

Homeland security

International terrorism

People

William J. Clinton

George W. Bush

George H.W. Bush

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Clarence Thomas

Sally Ride 

Dr. Jonas Salk

Sandra Day O’Connor

Ronald Reagan

William J. Clinton

George H.W. Bush

George W. Bush

Places

Germany

Yugoslavia

Eastern Europe

Vietnam

South Africa

Updated: May 18, 2018