The Rise & Fall of Richard Nixon Activity for U.S. History

The Rise & Fall of Richard Nixon

Activity for U.S. History


9 - 12, Home School


Social Studies/History

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This presentation provides students a visually stimulating lesson detailing the Rise & Fall of Richard NixonDesigned as a student-centered activity to be uploaded into google classroom, the presentation includes 10 embedded focus questions for students to answer using their core text (and additional information presented in the slides). The 20 slide activity is filled with colorful pictures, maps, and other relevant information that will breathe life into this important era in modern American history. 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:

* Brief background of Richard Nixon's early life/ road to the White House.

* The 1968 presidential election.

* Nixon's domestic agenda - New Federalism; struggling with stagflation; the 1973 oil embargo.

* Nixon's foreign policy - The role of Henry Kissinger; seeking detente with China & the Soviet Union; Nixon's historic visits to China & the Soviet Union.

* A detailed account of the Watergate Scandal, the constitutional crisis that followed, & Nixon's eventual resignation from office.

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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