21st Century Turning Points In U.S. History
Program 4: 2007 - 2009
The end of the decade of the 21st century was the best of times and the worst of times. Finally, America understood the consequences of global warming; a sea change occurred when it elected a Black president, but in the end, it faced disaster when the subprime mortgage debacle almost brought the financial system to its knees.
- 2007 - Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Work on Climate Change
- 2008 - Barack Obama Wins Presidency
- 2009 - America Responds to a Deep Recession
Information For Teachers
- Grade Levels
- 6-8, 9-12
- Curricular Areas
- Social Studies
- Series Length
- 4 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 26 minutes
- Record Rights
- Recording/duplication allowed as long as IPTV broadcasts the series. If you miss the broadcast, contact your AEA for copies.
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Series Description: This series examines the most significant events in America since the turn of the century: our nation under attack on her own soil, a natural disaster destroying one of her major cities, Americans facing the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the nation's infrastructure - roads, water systems and electrical grids -deteriorating. It is also a decade of hope. The country elected its first African American President, the Internet connected people in ways unimaginable just ten years ago, and mapping the human genome gives the promise of a brighter, healthier future.
All Upcoming Episodes
Program 1: 2000 - 2001 The first two years of the decade brought about the George W. Bush presidency, a presidency that was defined by September 11th, 2001, the first attack on American soil... [26 minutes]
- Tue, June 25, 11:30 PM on IPTV Learns
Program 2: 2002 - 2004 The years between 2002 and 2004 ushered in America's first pre-emptive war, saw the human genome project jump start the biotech revolution and Google monetize the... [26 minutes]
- Wed, June 26, 11:30 PM on IPTV Learns
Program 3: 2005 - 2007 The middle years of the first decade of the 21st century were a time of great social change, as America's failing infrastructure was exposed, performance enhancing drugs... [26 minutes]
- Thu, June 27, 11:30 PM on IPTV Learns
Program 4: 2007 - 2009 The end of the decade of the 21st century was the best of times and the worst of times. Finally, America understood the consequences of global warming; a sea change... [27 minutes]
- Fri, June 28, 11:30 PM on IPTV Learns
These episodes of 21st Century Turning Points In U.S. History aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.