This lesson is an excellent way for students to learn more about both the culture and politics of 1950s America. Students will love learning about this era of change and will easily draw connections to today's culture. This PowerPoint covers such cultural elements as the baby boom, the 1950s family, the rise of movies and TV, the Beat Movement, Rock 'n Roll, feminism, the emergence of the teenager, and Norman Rockwell's idealism. It also covers such political topics as race relations, inner city poverty, and the origins of the Cold War. The PowerPoint includes 21 slides of relevant facts and pictures.