We found 126 reviewed resources for 1950's america
America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications Four
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
The Atomic Age: Living in the 1950s with the Threat of a Nuclear War
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...
Civil Rights and the 1950s
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Take a closer look at "one of the most important periods of American social history: the 1950s," as well as the type of society that the civil rights movement would endeavor to change. This engaging video begins by detailing the era of...
Wings, Chrome, and Tailfins: Automobiles of the 1950s
8th - 11th
Students study the automobile industry. In this cultural history lesson, students explore 1950s America as they view a teacher-created PowerPoint presentation regarding the 1950s. Students research how the automobile changed the 1950s...
Emmett Till: Connecting the History of Lynching to The Murder
8th - 12th
Though the murder of Emmett Till shocked 1950's America into turning attention to the racial crimes of the South, it was far from the first time racism had erupted into violence. High schoolers examine the killing in context with the...
Post-WWII Boom: Transition to a Consumer Economy
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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.
Building Suburbia: Highways and Housing in Postwar America
9th - 12th
High schoolers determine how suburbs changed America. In this post World War II lesson plan, students complete research projects that require them to examine the growth of suburbs in the 1950's and 1960's. High schoolers reveal how...
Witch Hunt or Red Menace? Anticommunism in Postwar America, 1945-1954
9th - 12th
Students investigate what constitutes an "un-American" activity and why Soviet espionage was such an important issue in the 1940's and 1950's. Joseph McCarthy's impact on American anticommunism is examined in this instructional activity....