Authors: Molly Sandling, Kimberley L. Chandler Ph.D.
Product Code: 1446
ISBN: 978-1-61821-144-6
Pages: 140
Availability: In stock.


Exploring America in the 1970s: Celebrating the Self is an interdisciplinary humanities unit that looks at literature, art, and music of the 1970s to provide an understanding of how those living through the decade experienced and felt about the world around them. Through the lens of "identity," it explores life in America and the myriad groups that coexisted in harmony and, often, with friction. Cultural movements like disco and the punk are examined alongside larger issues such as Watergate, post-Vietnam stagflation, and the birth of the women's liberation, Chicano, and gay pride movements.

The unit uses field-tested instructional strategies for language arts and social studies from The College of William and Mary, as well as new strategies, and it includes graphic organizers and other tools for analyzing primary sources. It can be used to complement a social studies or language arts curriculum or as standalone material in a gifted program.

Grades 6–8

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Review: Gifted Child Today - April 13, 2015
Authors Molly Sadling and Kimberly Chandler focus on “identity” as the overarching concept for the units and provide generalizations that tie learning to a clearly articulated curriculum framework and learning goals for students in Grades 6 to 8. Ten field-tested, exciting lessons in each book guide students in interdisciplinary learning that explores what it was like to live in America through various decades, examining issues such as the changing economy, political identity, and influences of technological advancements that have had profound impact on our country.
 

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