6th-8th Grade History Activity: Mapping America – The Cold War & The Baby Boom
Post World War II saw a spike in the US population due to the ‘Baby Boom’. This led to the suburbanization of America as soldiers returning from war were looking to settle down and start families.
At the conclusion of World War II, two super powers emerged, the US and the Soviet Union which led to the Cold War.
For activities and films on the Civil Rights movement which largely took place largely during the 1950s-1960s.
More map activities from different eras in US history.
This activity is available in our American History B course
The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.