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41 resources with the concept the 1950s

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Poetry of Liberation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do writers use words to protest injustice, challenge the status quo, and shape their own identities? Individuals watch and discuss a video, read author biographies, write poetry and journals, develop a slideshow, and complete a...
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Becoming Visible

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The television and interstate highways both came of age in 1950s America. Scholars use film, text, and discussion to explore how these and other cultural icons shaped the literature of the time. Pupils also create a family history...
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On This Day: Emmett Till and the Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The murder of Emmett Till, a boy accused of whistling at a white woman in the deep South in the 1950s, galvanized the civil rights movement. His open casket—revealing the ugly horror of racism—reignited a movement. Clips include an...
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On This Day: Publication of The Feminine Mystique

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique, it was considered a manifesto for women who suffered from the problem that has no name. Clips from authors and historians, as well as the writer herself, help class members consider the...
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On This Day: McCarthyism and the Red Scare

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Senator Joseph's McCarthy's claims that communists had infiltrated and threatened the American way of life set off a red scare in the 1950s—and those claims have influenced today's concepts of loyalty to country. Using video clips from...
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US History and Government Examination: January 2013

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While the 1950s seemed to be a time of peace and prosperity, Sputnik, the Korean War, and the Montgomery bus boycott were symptoms of the turmoil that loomed under the surface. Using documents, class members investigate what these events...
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Cuban Exodus

For Students 4th - 12th
A video spotlights former child refugees and their experience of leaving their home country, Cuba, to live in Florida for a safer life. While Fidel Castro reigned, many Cubans families and small children made the decision to leave,...
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America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications Four

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The final installment of a 22-part American history series examines the many faces that make up the country's story. From Henry Ford to Tulio Serrano, scholars use biographical evidence and Internet research to uncover the people behind...
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A Lesson on the Supply and Demand of Toy Fads

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's all Hula Hoop! Scholars research the supply and demand side of toy fads in the United States. They analyze video clips and news articles to complete graphs on how the supply curve slope works in concert with the demand for products...
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Post-WWII Boom: Transition to a Consumer Economy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The war is over! Scholars investigate an AP review video to uncover the post-WWII era in the United States. Viewers examine and analyze the consumerism that arose in post-war America. This is the eighth installment of a nine-part series. 
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Elvis Presley- Mini Biography

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Sexuality and abandon, hallmarks of the King of Rock and Roll. This short overview of events in the life of Elvis Presley is sure to engage viewers.
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Social Dances through Time

For Teachers 9th
We're going way back to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to discuss pop culture, entertainment, and social dance. Kids discuss the top headlines from those time periods and how music, culture, and dance influence each other and evolve over...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Life Since 1930

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The King of Rock'n Roll, Twiggy, William Beveridge? Sounds like its time to review events occurring after 1930. Kids play this fun Millionaire-style game to review common knowledge British trivia. This game would be a fun challenge for...
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The Atomic Age: Living in the 1950s with the Threat of a Nuclear War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The threat of a Nuclear attack was very real for people in the 1950s. Share the hysteria, propaganda, and reasons behind this Cold War tactic gone overboard. A great presentation intended to build a context for understanding mid-century...
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The 1950s:

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Teens will get a kick out of this presentation, which provides a glimpse of the consumerism and rising pop culture of 1950's America. They will especially appreciate the discussion of "Teen culture" including the music of Elvis, the...
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The Brief American Pageant: The Eisenhower Era

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Starting with the election results of Eisenhower over Stevenson in 1952, this presentation features additional maps about the elections of 1956 and 1960, with electoral votes by state. Additional slides detail the Far East (Vietnam,...
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The Technological Impact on 1950's Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of technological advancements on Cold War America. In this 1950's America lesson plan, students research politics, Cold War society, suburbia, and consumerism during the decade in order to better understand...
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The Rosenberg Trial 1951

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Red Scare. For this Cold War lesson, students read accounts of the Rosenberg trial as well as the letter written by the Rosenbergs to their children on the day of their execution. Students conduct further independent...
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Eisenhower: The Contentious 1950s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore 1950's America. In this American history instructional activity, students research the McCarthy hearings, Civil Rights, war fatigue, and economic issues of the decades. Students respond to discussion questions about topics.
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TV in the 1950's

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers reflect on how television has changed daily living from the 1950's to now.  In this research lesson, students complete Internet research on what life was like without TV in the 1950's and then create commercials on how...
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Women in the 1950s

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students learn about suburban communities in the 1950s. For this women studies lesson, students watch a Power Point presentation about suburban communities in the 1950s. Students look at images from the 1950s and discuss what they think...
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Traveling Southern Style: A Lesson on the Jim Crow Laws

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a poster of a travel route. In this discrimination lesson, 3rd graders read The Gold Cadillac and use it to discuss the problems African Americans faced while traveling south in the 1950's. Students compare three...
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1950's Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students encounter how to work together as a group to accomplish a common goal. They gain more experience in doing research using library reference materials as well as internet sources. Each group is responsible for making a bulletin...
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Eisenhower: The Contentious 1950's

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the various domestic and international problems in the 1950s. They conduct research, write a script, and role-play a family discussing issues at the table at dinnertime in the 1950s.