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Chapter Assessment Internet Activity

Want to show what you know? Use the Internet and the preselected Web sites provided below to complete the end-of-chapter Internet activity.

Alternative Assessment

Use the Web sites below to plan and prepare a Web page about one aspect of popular culture-music, television, fashion, or the movies-from the 1950s. Include particular events and personalities of that period.

Cooperative Learning Activity Talk to other students in your class to identify those who chose a topic that was different from yours. Then work with those students to plan an electronic presentation that includes all elements of popular culture. Present your complete guide to fifties popular culture to the class.

Character Above All: Harry S. Truman newshour/ character/ essays/ truman.html
Excerpt from an essay in which David McCollough discusses Truman and his times, with links to more information about selected topics.