Lyndon Johnson & the Great Society (1964-1968) Activity for U.S. History Classes

Lyndon Johnson & the Great Society

(1964-1968) Activity for U.S. History Classes

Grade

9 - 12, Home School

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Social Studies/History

Resource Type

Activities

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This presentation provides students a visually stimulating lesson detailing the Lyndon Johnson's domestic agenda (the Great Society) 1964-1968. Designed as a student-centered activity to be uploaded into google classroom, the presentation includes 8 embedded focus questions for students to answer using their core text (and additional information presented in the slides). The 16 slide activity is filled with colorful pictures, maps, and other relevant information that will serve as a platform in which to build additional related activities. This lesson is also great to use when you are out of the classroom, serving as an awesome resource for sub days! If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help. Enjoy!

 

Topics Include:

* LBJ unveils his Great Society agenda in a commencement speech at the University of Michigan (May 22, 1964).

* LBJ, Barry Goldwater, & the 1964 presidential election.

* LBJ begins 1st full term as president, his experience with Congress, & the treatment.

* LBJ's record on civil rights.

* LBJ's War on Poverty (Economic Opportunity Act, Jobs Corps, Head Start, VISTA, & the Department of Housing & Urban Development).

* LBJ improves access to health care: Medicare & Medicaid.

* LBJ supports lifelong learning & culture (Elementary & Secondary Education Act, National Endowment for Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Public Broadcasting Act of 1967).

* The impact of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring & the Clean Air Act of 1963).

* Debating the Great Society.

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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