Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Saturday Night Massacre, 1973

The Saturday Night Massacre was the term given by political commentators to U.S. President Richard Nixon's executive dismissal of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973 during the Watergate scandal.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: The Watergate Crisis
Objectives: Students will:
- discuss the events of the Watergate crisis;
- conduct an interview with a Watergate-era adult and present a summary of the interview.
Concepts / Vocabulary: Watergate, Deep Throat, resign, scandal
Grade Level: 8-12
Subject: Contemporary U.S. History
Materials: Computers with Internet access, print resources about Watergate, audio or video recorder.
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: Discovery Education (Author: Joy Brewster, curriculum writer, editor, and consultant)

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