Document Based Question: Levittown and the Creation of Suburbia
Levittown and the Creation of Suburbia <ul><li>Historical Context: </li></ul><ul><li>After World War II, veterans came hom...
The Documents <ul><li>Document 1:   (Video)  Based on this video, identify how William Levit’s system of building houses m...
The Documents <ul><li>Document 5:   (Shopping Center- Picture)  How does this picture show a cause and effect relationship...
Document 1:   (Video, Creating Levittown) Question: Based on this video, identify how William Levit’s system  of building ...
Document 2:  (Article, Living the American Dream)   Question: Based on this article, what was the American Dream after Wor...
Document 3:   (Article, The Need for Levittown)   Question:   Based on this article,  list 2 problems that the  building o...
Document 4:   (Picture, It’s a promise)   Question:  Based on this picture,  what was the American  G.I. expecting upon  r...
Document 5:   (Picture, Shopping Center)   Question:  How does this picture  show a cause and  effect relationship  betwee...
Document 6:   (Model, 1950’s Home)   Question:  List 3 advantages that  the Levittown home  provided.
Document 7:   (Magazines on the Coffee-table)   Question:  Find 2 examples of  how home life was  improved by looking  thr...
Document 8:   (Article, What Levittown Started   Question:  Based on this article,  how was the landscape of  Long Island ...
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  1. 1. Document Based Question: Levittown and the Creation of Suburbia
  2. 2. Levittown and the Creation of Suburbia <ul><li>Historical Context: </li></ul><ul><li>After World War II, veterans came home, married and started families. This created a dramatic increase in population that the housing market was not prepared for. William Levitt, an architect and builder, designed a community that would address these needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Task: </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze and discuss the need and advantages of creating Levittown. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how the local economy and home life were affected. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Documents <ul><li>Document 1: (Video) Based on this video, identify how William Levit’s system of building houses made them available and affordable. </li></ul><ul><li>Document 2: (Living the American Dream) Based on this article, what was the American Dream after World War II? </li></ul><ul><li>Document 3: (The Need for Levittown) Based on this article, list 2 problems that the building of Levittown addressed. </li></ul><ul><li>Document 4: (It’s a promise) Based on this picture, what was the American G.I. expecting upon returning from war? </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Documents <ul><li>Document 5: (Shopping Center- Picture) How does this picture show a cause and effect relationship between the building of Levittown and the development of Long Island? </li></ul><ul><li>Document 6: (1950’s Model Home) List 3 advantages that the Levittown home provided. </li></ul><ul><li>Document 7: (Magazines on the Coffee-table) Find 2 examples of how home life was improved by looking through the various magazines on the table. </li></ul><ul><li>Document 8: (What Levittown Started) Based on this article, how was the landscape of Long Island changed since the creation of Levittown? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Document 1: (Video, Creating Levittown) Question: Based on this video, identify how William Levit’s system of building houses made them available and affordable.
  6. 6. Document 2: (Article, Living the American Dream) Question: Based on this article, what was the American Dream after World War II?
  7. 7. Document 3: (Article, The Need for Levittown) Question: Based on this article, list 2 problems that the building of Levittown addressed.
  8. 8. Document 4: (Picture, It’s a promise) Question: Based on this picture, what was the American G.I. expecting upon returning from war?
  9. 9. Document 5: (Picture, Shopping Center) Question: How does this picture show a cause and effect relationship between the building of Levittown and the development of Long Island?
  10. 10. Document 6: (Model, 1950’s Home) Question: List 3 advantages that the Levittown home provided.
  11. 11. Document 7: (Magazines on the Coffee-table) Question: Find 2 examples of how home life was improved by looking through the various magazines on the table.
  12. 12. Document 8: (Article, What Levittown Started Question: Based on this article, how was the landscape of Long Island changed since the creation of Levittown?

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