This 21 slide PowerPoint presentation is part of a series of presentations dealing with the decade of the 1950s. It focuses on the year 1959 and provides a quick-reference overview of that year covering such things as;
• Major political, economic and social events in the US
• Major international events
• Significance of sci-fi film genre to that year and era
• Popular Music, Entertainment & Culture
• Scientific & technological achievements
• Advent of the space and jet age
This presentation would be suitable for History / Social Studies; English teachers wishing to place texts in context, as well as for Home school students.
A student presentation activity is also included and may be accessed by clicking on the Word document icon on the final slide.