We found 38 resources with the concept the 1950s
US History and Government Examination: January 2013Lesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhile the 1950s seemed to be a time of peace and prosperity, Sputnik, the Korean War, and the Montgomery bus boycott were symptoms of the turmoil that loomed under the surface. Using documents, class members investigate what these events...
America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications FourLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The final installment of a 22-part American history series examines the many faces that make up the country's story. From Henry Ford to Tulio Serrano, scholars use biographical evidence and Internet research to uncover the people behind...
A Lesson on the Supply and Demand of Toy FadsLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Let's all Hula Hoop! Scholars research the supply and demand side of toy fads in the United States. They analyze video clips and news articles to complete graphs on how the supply curve slope works in concert with the demand for products...
Post-WWII Boom: Transition to a Consumer EconomyLesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The war is over! Scholars investigate an AP review video to uncover the post-WWII era in the United States. Viewers examine and analyze the consumerism that arose in post-war America. This is the eighth installment of a nine-part series.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Life Since 1930Lesson Planet
6th - 8th
The King of Rock'n Roll, Twiggy, William Beveridge? Sounds like its time to review events occurring after 1930. Kids play this fun Millionaire-style game to review common knowledge British trivia. This game would be a fun challenge for...
The Atomic Age: Living in the 1950s with the Threat of a Nuclear WarLesson Planet
10th - 12th
The threat of a Nuclear attack was very real for people in the 1950s. Share the hysteria, propaganda, and reasons behind this Cold War tactic gone overboard. A great presentation intended to build a context for understanding mid-century...
The Brief American Pageant: The Eisenhower EraLesson Planet
9th - 11th
Starting with the election results of Eisenhower over Stevenson in 1952, this presentation features additional maps about the elections of 1956 and 1960, with electoral votes by state. Additional slides detail the Far East (Vietnam,...
The Technological Impact on 1950's CultureLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of technological advancements on Cold War America. For this 1950's America lesson, students research politics, Cold War society, suburbia, and consumerism during the decade in order to better understand...