Monday's Lesson Plan
The seventies was a time of globalization and exploration. The USA landed a man on the moon in 1969 winning the space race against the Soviet Union. This led to further space exploration. Soon Venus and Mars were being explored as well.
Tuesday's Lesson Plan
Before NASA sent a man to the moon, they sent a series of animals. Five different countries have sent animals into space, the United States, the Soviet Union, France, China and Japan. Many different species of animals have been to space. The first animals were fruit flies. Then squirrel monkeys, dogs, chimpanzees, rhesus monkeys, mice, guinea pigs, frogs, bull frogs, rats, cats, wasps, beetles, fish, snails and mealworms. Scientists study how these animals react to space travel and learn important information about space and how humans can travel in space.
Wednesday's Lesson Plan
The seventies was an interesting combination of seriousness and silliness. College students around the world began stuffing themselves into telephone booths while scientists were speculating about life on Mars and OPEC's actions created an energy shortage and new awareness.
Thursday's Lesson Plan
The seventies has been called the Me Decade. While this was a time of political activity, many people were unaware or unconcerned with these events. An enormous subculture existed that was mainly concerned with having fun.
Friday's Lesson Plan
Commercialism was rampant in the seventies. People became consumed with having material possessions. Times were changing. Women were back in the work force changing the family dynamic. Though women were working, men remained the main bread winner. However with two incomes families had more purchasing power.