Post-WWII Boom: Transition to a Consumer Economy

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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. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have students write down any connections they see to consumerism today after viewing the video
  • Place photos around the room of the post-WWII era in the United States (suburbs, consumerism, cars) prior to viewing the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Sufficient audio and visual equipment is needed for entire class to utilize the video
Pros
  • Resource provides an excellent review or preview of the post-WWII economic boom
  • Audio and visual learners benefit from the presentation of the material on the American economy in post-WWII US
Cons
  • No supplemental resources included