This is a 2 page video guide for the movie Pleasantville. It has 12 questions. There are character analysis questions and questions about conformity and change. It is a great film for the classroom. There are few sexual references but I have found that my students can handle it. I teach in an u
Students will rotate through 9 stations to determine how each element of society reflected conformity or rebellion. The stations include: Betty Friedan, Gender Roles, Brown vs Board, Automobiles, Rock n Roll, Levittowns, The Beat Movement, Television, Consumerism. Students will spend 3-5 minutes at
PowerPoint Presentation on the the rise of consumerism, social conformity, and the cultural trends that led to the quintessential American Dream. Includes many images, examples, and YouTube clips in PowerPoint itself.
Authentic Assessment: Students will work in groups to create a learning station on one of the assigned topics. They will create stations to teach their classmates about their topic, while showing how the topic reflects either conformity to American standards or rebellion against American conformity.
Make Prentice Hall's United States History Reconstruction to the Present more accessible to your students. It uses a variety of note-taking, summarizing, and other reading strategies to teach students proper reading and note taking skills.
Great lesson on the 1950's and the Nuclear Family and Conformity in the 1950's.
Comparison Questions included, comparing today and back then as wells identification questions
Great for High-School students, teach through media, Modified for all students
Can be extended to last an entire period
A reading assignment about life during the 1950's looking at how artists and authors stood up against conformity and shaped culture. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs,
The 1950s Unit includes 1950s PowerPoints / Google Slides with short video links, primary source worksheets or informational text analysis, video/video guide, review game and assessment all bound together with daily lesson plans. Just copy and paste plans into yours! Each lesson begins with a warm-u
1950s Culture vs 1960s Counterculture: 15 Image Gallery Walk & Research Project!This resource is included in the Birth of American Culture (1950s and 1960s Culture) Unit, located here!---In this engaging gallery walk project, students learn characteristics of 1950s culture and the 1960s counter
Your students will enjoy looking for all of the fun vocabulary words relating to the 1950's hidden in this puzzle worksheet. The words are hidden in all directions and there may be some overlaps making this a challenging word search. A great activity for early finishers or just for something fun t
America in the 1950's: The Eisenhower Era NO PREP Distance Learning Pack. The 1950s, the era of conservatism, ushered in by Dwight D. Eisenhower. What was this time of conformity and what new American staples emerged out of the era? Give your students everything they need to understand the topic!
Want your students to dig deeper in their analysis of tradition, consumerism, and the search for self? This rigorous, engaging lesson on Sandra Gilbert’s poem “Sonnet: The Ladies Home Journal” and Allen Ginsberg’s poem “A Supermarket in California” will get your classes discussing, analyzing, and wr
1950s PowerPoint / Google Slides with lecture/presenter notes includes maps, stunning visuals, and embedded video links, everything you need to keep your students engaged. A ten question assessment that covers everything from the notes is also included. Use it as a test or an open note quiz. Powerp
America in the 1950s Gallery Walk for a high school US History class. This package has 22 slides that are organized by topics like Conformity, Defense Spending, Baby Boom, Housing Boom, Economic Prosperity, etc... You can use this Gallery Walk by posting it on walls or you can use them as a regular
These guided note graphic organizers are aligned with the U.S. History AMSCO AP Exam prep book. (They are aligned to the 2016 edition, but work with any edition 2015-2018)My students always struggled with completing their notes and comprehending what they were reading. Many students would turn in a
Power-Point includes the following topics:
- Elvis Presley
- Buddy Holly
- Chuck Berry
Ed Sullivan Show and Dick Clark Live
Interstate Highway Systems
polio vaccine (Salk
Golden Age o
This is a colorful and informative PowerPoint that examines life in the United States in the 1950s: consumerism, the baby boom, suburban growth, the rise of the auto industry, popular culture (TV, movies, music), conformity, the "beatniks", and the beginning of the Civil Rights movement.
This lesson examines three political cartoons from the Post-WWII era. It includes a vocabulary/terminology overview, guiding questions for three primary source cartoons, and a recommended essay prompt for the conclusion of the lesson. Students walk away understanding the political turmoil and social
Want to take your PowerPoint / Google Slides Presentations and APUSH Lectures to the next level? Included in this package are a Period 8 (1945-1980) PowerPoint and Lecture aligned to 2019 APUSH / AP U.S. History Standards!NEW: Google Slides Version included as well!This PowerPoint Deck contains lect
AP U.S. History lecture covering part of Period 8, Life in 1950s Postwar America, with a set of Powerpoint slides, notes and challenge questions. The Slides and Notes are self-explanatory; the sheet of "challenge questions" is used throughout the lecture to stop and check for student understanding.
This lesson looks at American society during the Age of Conformity. It includes a 12 slides google presentation, a corresponding student note taking handout and a 2 page document activity which asks students to determine if Elvis should be considered a thief for making songs popular that were origin
This PowerPoint Presentation focuses on the postwar culture of America in the 1950s. The main focus areas are as follows:
-Returning Soldiers (GI Bill, Rise of Suburbs, Baby Boom)
-The Affluent Society and Consumerism
-Television in the 1950s
-Early Rock and R
5 Daily Focus Questions with Worksheet for America in the Age of Conformity (1945-1963) Purchase comes with: Google Slides with 5 Daily Focus questions centered around a primary source (Political Cartoon, chart, pamphlet cover, book excerpt [primary source]). All evidence is fully sourced.Graphic