The American Vision, Modern Times © 2010

Grade Levels: 6-12
The American Vision Modern Times presents the rich saga of American history after the Civil War. Adapted from the modern history portion of The American Vision, this program features the same exceptional scholarship, accurate maps, peerless resources, and unique strategies found in The American Vision.

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Contents:

Unit 1 Creating A Nation: Beginnings to 1877

  • Chapter 1 A Nation is Born, Beginnings to 1783
    • Section 1 Converging Cultures
    • Section 2 Founding the Thirteen Colonies
    • Section 3 Colonial Ways of Life
    • Section 4 The American Revolution
    • Section 5 A New Constitution
      • The Constitution Handbook
      • The Constitution of the United States
  • Chapter 2 The Young Republic, 1789-1848
    • Section 1 Federalists and Republicans
    • Section 2 The Growth of Nationalism
    • Section 3 A Growing Nation
    • Section 4 An Age of Reform
    • Section 5 Manifest Destiny
  • Chapter 3 The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
    • Section 1 A Growing Crisis
    • Section 2 The Union Dissolves
    • Section 2 The Early Stages
    • Section 3 The Turning Point
    • Section 5 Reconstruction

Unit 2 The Birth of Modern America, 1865-1900

  • Chapter 4 Settling the West, 1865-1890
    • Section 1 Miners and Ranchers
    • Section 2 Farming the Plains
    • Section 3 Native Americans
  • Chapter 5 Industrialization, 1865-1901
    • Section 1 The Rise of Industry
    • Section 2 The Railroads
    • Section 3 Big Business
    • Section 4 Unions
      • Economics Handbook
  • Chapter 6 Urban America, 1865-1896
    • Section 1 Immigration
    • Section 2 Urbanization
    • Section 3 The Gilded Age
    • Section 4 Populism
    • Section 5 The Rise of Segregation

Unit 3 Imperialism and Progressivism, 1890-1920

  • Chapter 7 Becoming a World Power, 1872-1912
    • Section 1 The Imperialist Vision
    • Section 2 The Spanish-American War
    • Section 3 New American Diplomacy
  • Chapter 8 The Progressive Movement, 1890-1917
    • Section 1 The Roots of Progressivism
    • Section 2 Roosevelt and Taft
    • Section 3 The Wilson Years
  • Chapter 9 World War I and Its Aftermath, 1917-1919
    • Section 1 The United States Enters World War I
    • Section 2 The Home Front
    • Section 3 A Bloody Conflict
    • Section 4 The War's Impact

Unit 4 Boom and Bust

  • Chapter 10 The Jazz Age, 1921-1929
    • Section 1 Presidential Politics
    • Section 2 A Growing Economy
    • Section 3 A Clash of Values
    • Section 4 Cultural Innovations
    • Section 5 African American Culture
  • Chapter 11 The Great Depression Begins, 1929-1932
    • Section 1 Causes of the Depression
    • Section 2 Life During the Depression
    • Section 3 Hoover Responds
  • Chapter 12 Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1933-1939
    • Section 1 The First New Deal
    • Section 2 The Second New Deal
    • Section 3 The New Deal Coalition

Unit 5 Global Struggles, 1941-1960

  • Chapter 13 A World in Flames 1931-1941
    • Section 1 America and the World
    • Section 2 World War II Begins
    • Section 3 The Holocaust
    • Section 4 America Enters the War
  • Chapter 14 America and World War II, 1941-1945
    • Section 1 Mobilizing for War
    • Section 2 The Early Battles
    • Section 3 Life on the Home Front
    • Section 4 Pushing the Axis Back
    • Section 5 The War Ends
  • Chapter 15 The Cold War Begins, 1945-1960
    • Section 1 The Origins of the Cold War
    • Section 2 The Early Cold War Years
    • Section 3 The Cold War and American Society
    • Section 4 Eisenhower's Policies
  • Chapter 16 Post-War America, 1945-1960
    • Section 1 Truman and Eisenhower
    • Section 2 The Affluent Society
    • Section 3 Popular Culture
    • Section 4 The Other Side of American Life

Unit 6 A Time of Upheaval, 1954-1975

  • Chapter 17 The New Frontier and the Great Society, 1961-1968
    • Section 1 The New Frontier
    • Section 2 JFK and The Cold War
    • Section 3 The Great Society
  • Chapter 18 The Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968
    • Section 1 The Movement Begins
    • Section 2 Challenging Segregation
    • Section 3 New Issues
  • Chapter 19 The Vietnam War, 1954-1975
    • Section 1 Going to War in Vietnam
    • Section 2 Vietnam Divides the Nation
    • Section 3 The War Winds Down
  • Chapter 20 The Politics of Protest, 1960-1980
    • Section 1 The Student Movement and Counter Culture
    • Section 2 The Feminist Movement
    • Section 3 Latino Americans Organize

Unit 7 A Changing Society, 1968-present

  • Chapter 21 Politics and Economics, 1968-1980
    • Section 1 The Nixon Administration
    • Section 2 The Watergate Scandal
    • Section 3 Ford and Carter
    • Section 4 New Approaches to Civil Rights
    • Section 5 Environmentalism
  • Chapter 22 Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-1992
    • Section 1 The New Conservatism
    • Section 2 The Reagan Years
    • Section 3 Life in the 1980s
    • Section 4 The End of the Cold War
  • Chapter 23 A Time of Change, 1980-2000
    • Section 1 The Technological Revolution
    • Section 2 The Clinton Years
    • Section 3 A New Wave of Immigration
    • Section 4 Changes in American Society
  • Chapter 24 A New Century Begins, 2001-present
    • Section 1 America Enters A New Century
    • Section 2 The War on Terrorism Begins
    • Section 3 The Invasion of Iraq
    • Section 4 A Challenging Time
       

Program Components

  • Social Studies American Biographies
    Social Studies American Biographies
  • Exploring Our World, Graphic Organizer Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
    Exploring Our World, Graphic Organizer Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
  • Social Studies, American Issues: A Documentary Reader, Teacher Edition
    Social Studies, American Issues: A Documentary Reader, Teacher Edition
  • Social Studies, Building Academic Vocabulary
    Social Studies, Building Academic Vocabulary
  • Social Studies, English Learners Handbook
    Social Studies, English Learners Handbook
  • Social Studies, Outline Map Resource Book
    Social Studies, Outline Map Resource Book
  • Social Studies, The Living Constitution, Teacher Edition
    Social Studies, The Living Constitution, Teacher Edition
  • Social Studies, Writers' Guidebook for Social Studies
    Social Studies, Writers' Guidebook for Social Studies
  • Social Studies, Writing Process Transparencies for High School Social Studies
    Social Studies, Writing Process Transparencies for High School Social Studies
  • The American Vision, American History in Graphic Novel
    The American Vision, American History in Graphic Novel
  • The American Vision: Modern Times, Authentic Assessment with Rubrics
    The American Vision: Modern Times, Authentic Assessment with Rubrics
  • The American Vision: Modern Times, Cause and Effect Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
    The American Vision: Modern Times, Cause and Effect Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
  • The American Vision: Modern Times, Daily Focus Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
    The American Vision: Modern Times, Daily Focus Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
  • Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You, The Declaration of Independence & U.S. Constitution, Spanish
    Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You, The Declaration of Independence & U.S. Constitution, Spanish
  • Social Studies, Graphing Tool CD-ROM
    Social Studies, Graphing Tool CD-ROM
  • Social Studies, High School American History Reading and Study Skills Foldables
    Social Studies, High School American History Reading and Study Skills Foldables
  • Social Studies, Living Constitution, Student Edition
    Social Studies, Living Constitution, Student Edition
  • The American Vision: Modern Times, Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide
    The American Vision: Modern Times, Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide
  • The American Vision: Modern Times, Spanish Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide
    The American Vision: Modern Times, Spanish Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide
  • The American Vision: Modern Times, Standardized Test Practice Workbook
    The American Vision: Modern Times, Standardized Test Practice Workbook
  • The American Vision: Modern Times, Student Edition
    The American Vision: Modern Times, Student Edition
  • The American Vision: Modern Times, StudentWorks Plus CD-ROM
    The American Vision: Modern Times, StudentWorks Plus CD-ROM
  • The American Vision: Modern Times, StudentWorks Plus DVD
    The American Vision: Modern Times, StudentWorks Plus DVD
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