Indiana Academic Standards Resource Guide United States History 1877 to the Present Standards Approved March 2014

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Home Front - The National WWII Museum

On the Home Front (PDF) »

World War II: The Home Front - Social Studies School Service

USH.5.8 Identify and describe the impact of World War II on American culture. (Individuals, Society and Culture)


Digital History: Impact of World War II

Reading Like a Historian: Zoot Suit Riots free registration

World War II on the Home Front: CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

USH.5.9 Explain how World War II led to the rise of the United States and the Soviet Union as rival superpowers.

Digital History: The Atomic Bomb

Reading Like a Historian: the Atomic Bomb free registration

Post WWII Goals and Plans

Standard 6: Postwar United States: 1945 to 1960

Students understand the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States during the period from 1945 to 1960.
Edsitement: Origins of the Cold War; 1945-49 3 Lessons

History Channel: The Cold War

American History Resource-1946-1960

Primary Source Documents

Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970’s)

Life Photos – Classic Pictures from Life Magazine’s archives

USH.6.1 Understand the domino theory and its relationship to the principle of containment. Identify key events and individuals

as well as their connections to post World War II tensions (Cold War). (Government, Geography)

Key Terms/Topics


Truman Doctrine

Marshall Plan

Domino Theory


Berlin Airlift

Korean War

Red Scare

U-2 Incident


Joseph McCarthy

Alger Hiss

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg



Hollywood Ten

Domino Theory

Domino Theory (History Channel)

Eisenhower gives famous “domino theory” speech

Beginning of the Cold War

Gilder Lehrman—Origins of the Cold War: The Containment Policy

Cold War Lesson Plan1

Digital History: The Origins of the Cold War

Truman Doctrine/ Marshall Plan -

Edsitement: The Formation of the Western Alliance, 1948-1949

Berlin Airlift Video

Edsitement: The Korean War

McCarthyism Witch hunts of the 1950’s

The Rise and Fall of Joseph McCarthy

Edsitement: The House Un-American Activities Committee

Hollywood Ten (History Channel)

The Atom Spy Case

The Trials of Alger Hiss: A Chronology

“duck and cover”

The U-2 Incident of 1960

USH.6.2 Summarize and assess the various actions which characterized the early struggle for civil rights (1945-1960).

(Government; Individuals, Society and Culture)


Civil Rights Timeline

Civil Rights in the Postwar Era: 1946-1953

Civil Rights Resource Guide (Library of Congress)

Integration of the U.S. Armed Forces

The Civil Rights Movement and the Second Reconstruction, 1945-1968

Gilder Lehrman: The Civil Rights Movement: Major Events and Legacies (free registration)

Civil Rights in the USA 1956-1968

Civil Rights Chronology

The NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom (Library of Congress)

The Supreme Court and Civil Rights

We Shall Overcome (National Parks Service)

Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement (National Parks Service)

History of the Civil Rights Movement (YouTube)
Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate (National Archives)

Jackie Robinson - The Official Site

Baseball, Race Relations and Jackie Robinson (Library of Congress)

Baseball, Race and Ethnicity: Rounding the Bases (Library of Congress)
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Biography -- Academy of Achievement

Rosa Parks Materials - Library of Congress

Rosa Parks Interview

Rosa Parks
Montgomery Boycott

Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956)

Riding the Bus – Taking a Stand

Freedom Riders

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Freedom Riders: Rare and Classic Photos (Life Magazine)

Emmett Till

Emmett Till - Legacy

Bob Dylan’s interpretation of Emmett Till’s murder

A Savage Season in Mississippi: The Murder of Emmett Till (Life Magazine)

Central High School

The Little Rock School Integration Crisis

Executive Order 10730

Integration of Central High School Info plus Short Video

Elizabeth Eckford and the Little Rock Nine

School Desegregation and Equal Educational Opportunity

Brave Hearts: Remembering the Little Rock Nine, 1957 (Life Magazine)

USH.6.3 Describe the constitutional significance and lasting societal effects of the United States Supreme Court case

Brown v. Board of Education. (Government)


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