The Best and Worst of the 1950s
Your group of 1-4 has been hired by Time Magazine to show the world what America was like in the 1950s! Your task is to produce a magazine that details life in the 1950s and some of the unfortunate social issues that came along with them. You are to write in the style of a magazine article of the era and from the perspective of someone living in the era. The reader of this magazine should have a very good idea of some of the key social events and issues facing Americans after reading it.
Use the textbook, pages 432-459, or the internet in order to find what topics and issues your magazine should detail. Your group will be responsible for at least 2 articles and a 1/2 page of advertisements per member.
DUE: Tuesday, 4/17
Grading Rubric given to class on 4/5.
WW2 Propaganda Project:
Create your own piece of propaganda based on the following examples from World War 2.
Use a full sheet of plain paper to draw, paint, collage, etc, your OWN unique work.
DUE Monday, Feb. 26
Question: Analyze President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s responses to the Great Depression: 1) What were his responses? 2) To what extent did they help alleviate the suffering caused by the Great Depression? Did all Americans benefit equally? 3) How did they impact the role of the federal government?
Answer the questions, use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1929-1941 to write a 5 paragraph essay. Make sure to use at least 4 documents in your essay as well as knowledge from class.