Mid-20th Century

Mid-20th Century Run Slideshow

It’s the 1950s, and World War II has ended. You might think the world’s nations would be on the road to reconciliation and recovery. But that’s not the whole story. The rise of Communism posed a threat to American democracy, and fueled a space race between the USSR and the United States. For kids studying the post-war World War II period, Kids Discover Mid-20th Century tells the riveting tales of a war in Korea, a crisis with Cuba, and combat in Vietnam. Kids focused on space exploration will enjoy details about the Soviet and American competition that resulted in Neil Armstrong being the first human to walk on the moon. Kids can also read portraits of American heroes from this period including President John F. Kennedy and John Glenn, Jr.

For kids wanting information about the early Civil Rights movement, this issue paints a rich picture of key events and figures, including the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and President Lyndon Johnson. Kids fascinated by pop culture will enjoy the images and information about Chuck Berry, the early Beatles, popular TV programs, and drive-in movies. Those who enjoy current events can read about early environmental concerns and events leading Richard Nixon to be the first president to resign from office.

It’s the 1950s, and World War II has ended. You might think the world’s nations would be on the road to reconciliation and recovery. But that’s not the whole story. ...
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