Recent & Contemporary America
The 1950s - More Than Just A Cold War
First of all, if you double-check the notes you should find a list of vocabulary. By my count I find 12 specific ones.
Secondly, think of this material as the "anti-political" section. It is about society. It is about change in society. It is a contrast with life in 2011.
Thirdly, consider the type of assignments and discussions from the material.
Rock and Roll
1. Notes on history and background
"Age of the Automobile"
1. Reading/Instruction sheet
3. Document Analysis Worksheet