A Powerpoint presentation in which students learn what life was like during the pivotal decade of the 1950s in America. Gives a good context for the time period when the novel To Kill a Mockingbird was published and how it helped change views of racism and segregation in the South. Includes notes on WWII, Civil Rights, The Baby Boom, Families, Culture, Mass Media, Rock'n'Roll, Teenagers, and how To Kill a Mockingbird fit into this historical context. Also includes hyperlinks on every page to short videos that relate to the content. This presentation is meant to be used with my note-taking activity "To Kill a Mockingbird Context Lesson: 1950s America Lesson".