In this Gallery Walk Activity, your students will examine the major events surrounding Life in the 1950's (and Cold War era) in the United States. Topics covered include: Red Scare, Duck and Cover, Women's roles, Pop Culture (Elvis Presley and I Love Lucy), new technology (TV, satellite), Interstate Highway System, Levitt Housing, Baby Boom, white collar work and MORE!
A Gallery Walk is an activity in which your students will examine museum-like exhibits that you place around the classroom in order to complete their assignment. It is a fun way to present the information and it gets your class up and moving in an organized way- a fun break from lecture! All Museum Exhibits and corresponding student sheets are included in this product! Includes teacher key, student questions and an exit card activity! FUN!!
OPTIONAL BONUS ACTIVITY (Included): To add a fun twist, during the gallery walk activity your students will be also tasked with helping Indiana Jones journey through Life in the 50's (trivia) in search of the missing crystal skull! Can your students help him find it?
*Note this lesson requires student internet access to complete as a “gallery walk”, preferably using a QR Code reader on their phones (free APP) or access to computers/tablets. However, for classes who do not have student internet access, this lesson can also be conducted as a whole class activity using the teacher computer/LCD projector instead. TEACHER DIRECTIONS FOR BOTH lesson formats are included.
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