Era 9: Postwar United states

(1945 to early 1970's)

Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)

  • Era Nine One-page Guide (PDF) (This is a one page document for teachers to reference when creating their lesson plans. By checking the standards that apply, teachers can show how their lessons meet district, state, and national curriculum Standards.)


  • Era Nine Summary PDF


  • Era Nine: Standard Guide PDF

Pinterest Board for this Era

The West as U.S.

The Atomic Cafe and the era of nuclear warfare.



Links and Resources
Brown vs. Board of Education 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund: Education and Educator Resources

Hometown Heroes Service Learning Project
The Hometown Heroes Service Learning Project includes four (4) major lesson plans: *Remembering Those Who Sacrificed encourages students to learn more about local veterans whose names are on The Wall by researching their biographical information, gathering photos, and identifying them by hometown or locality.  Preserving Veterans’ Personal Stories encourages students to preserve the oral histories of local veterans who served in all of our nation’s military conflicts through research and personal interviews. Commemorating Our Veterans encourages students to volunteer in their community or plan a ceremony honoring local veterans to coincide with Memorial Day or Veterans Day. Understanding Healing Through Memorials encourages teachers and students to take a field trip to The Wall in Washington, D.C., visit The Wall That Heals (a traveling half-scale replica of The Wall), or visit a local war memorial.      

Vietnam Primary Source Timeline


Nuclear Weapons: A Time-Lapse History

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