1950s Culture Quiz Show | Baby Boom, Eisenhower, Teenagers, Cold War at Home

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A new way to talk about 1950s culture in the U.S.! Students will “play” a 1950s style game show where they learn about 1950s culture and then answer game show style questions after each round of content. The slideshow includes catchy “quiz show” music, ad breaks, and an overall retro vibe!

Pages: 3 pages and 47 slides

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With this lesson, students will “play” a 1950s style game show where they learn about 1950s culture and then answer game show style questions after each round of content. The slideshow includes catchy “quiz show” music, ad breaks, and an overall retro vibe!

As a final assessment, students will create a mind map the links all of the topics discussed and make connections. Directions and a rubric are provided.

Topics Include – the baby boom, suburbs, consumerism, teenagers, the suburbs, the interstate highway, McCarthyism, Levittowns, the G.I. bill, redlining, a bunch of fun!

Included in this resource:

  • A PowerPoint Version of the handout (editable)
  • A PDF Version of the handout (not editable)
  • A PowerPoint version and a Google Slides version of the slideshow game
  • A lesson plan with guidance for implementation

This lesson addresses the following NYS Social Studies Standards:

8.8a – After World War II, the United States experienced various shifts in population and demographics that resulted in social, political, and economic consequences.

8.8a.1 – Students will explore the short-term and long-term effects of the baby boom generation on the economy, including increases in the construction of homes and schools and increased demands on both Social Security and health care.

8.8a.2 – Students will examine the effects of suburbanization, including urban decay, suburban growth, and the diminished availability of farmland both nationally and within New York State.

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