Monday's Lesson Plan
The 1950's in America were like no time before. World War II was over and the economy boomed. Families were reunited with their husbands, fathers, and brothers. Women were back in the home and men were back at their jobs. The Fifties was a time of certainty.
Tuesday's Lesson Plan
The radio became not only a source for news but also one for entertainment as the twentieth century progressed. Teenagers especially spent great amounts of time listening to music on the radio. The radio also featured talk and news shows. These were all methods to present information to large groups of people at the same time.
Wednesday's Lesson Plan
Magazines, in their varied styles, reflect the community of those who not only create them but also those who read them. They contribute to the culture we live in by setting the standards for the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and even the toys we buy.
Thursday's Lesson Plan
Following the end of World War II, people had more money and wanted to buy luxury items such as cars, homes and televisions. Soon there was a television in every home. The first televisions were broadcast only in black & white with a limited number of channels available to choose from. TV shows like Howdy Doody, American Bandstand, and The Superman Show had a lasting effect on society.
Friday's Lesson Plan
The television and other types of media have continued to influence society. Mass media is used to promote both products and ideas within our culture. Everything from what we say, how we dress, and what we think is somehow influenced by the images and words we hear through media sources.