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Evolution of Urban Life in America, 1950-2015

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Social Studies +3 Age Level Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
The objective is to help students understand the effects of politics, economics, and cultural shifts in urban areas during the turn of the 21st century. Students will compare and contrast types of sources in digesting the content. Students will observe an artist’s documentation of a building in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Then, they will use images and primary sources of a popular local D.C. neighborhood.