President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society aimed to end poverty and racial injustice. The effectiveness of the program is the subject of ongoing debate. In this lesson, students consider the impact of Great Society programs by comparing a speech delivered by Johnson in 1964 with two recent commentaries. 

Image: Photo from President Johnson's poverty tour taken by Cecil Saughton in 1964. From the Wikimedia Commons.


Here is a great video that is not too long and discusses the issues needed for the assignment. Works well with addressing the pitfalls of the Great Society.
Hi Clark Winslow - The videos are intended to establish relevant background information, and as such can be readily substituted by a) a lecture, b) a textbook, or c) another segment of video. We're working on phasing them out little by little. We're a small group, though, with many other things on our plate, so it will be some time before we're able to complete this task.
The Discovery Education videos for most of the lessons in this section are either missing or removed. What would you suggest we use?
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