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(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an
boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

1.

How do you think the end of mobilization for WWII

(troops coming home) influenced American society in general? Explain!

Consider conditions in America before WWII

2.

What impacts do economic booms have on society? Justify your response.

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

3.

CHALLENGE! - The 1950s economic boom, which was fueled by high productivity and factory growth from before the war (WWII), continued long after the war and until the early 1970s.

Explain why you think such long and sustained growth took place in the United States.

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an
boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

SWBAT describe the post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism.

(Brick Words …. Mortar Words)

Today’s Essential Question:

Deals with evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism

evaluate- to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess:

Dream led to mass consumerism ▪ evaluate - to judge or determine the significance, worth, or

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an
boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

Title: Post-War Boom and the American Dream in the 1950s

Date: January 27, 2017

Write down the Topical Essential Question.

Boom and the American Dream in the 1950s  Date: January 27, 2017  Write down
Boom and the American Dream in the 1950s  Date: January 27, 2017  Write down

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an
boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

Post-War Economic Boom

Consumerism

The American Dream

Interstate Highway Act

Migration to Suburbs

Automobile and culture as a status symbol

The American Dream  Interstate Highway Act  Migration to Suburbs  Automobile and culture as

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an
boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an
boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism. Given an

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and 60s? Use the image to the left

Use the image to

the left to complete the sentence stem for the Inference Statement regarding the photographers purpose:

Based upon

, I can

infer that the “American Dream” of the 1950s

consisted of

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and 60s?  After WWII, many experienced an

After WWII, many

experienced an incredible

increase in the standard of living (0-5)

the level of wealth, comfort, and material goods

The definition for social

success was changed and many changes began to occur

The “American Dream” took

on new meaning

to occur  The “American Dream” took on new meaning TWS - Hypothesize : What expectations

TWS - Hypothesize:

What expectations do you think society

placed upon people for

them to be considered

“successful”?

CHALLENGE! Why do you think the ‘American Dream’ was not accessible to some in the United States? Justify with evidence!

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to

boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism.  In
boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to mass consumerism.  In

mass consumerism.

In your notes, answer the following questions:

Given an exit card,

SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

1) What do you consider to be the “American Dream”?

What are some characteristics of achieving your “American

Dream”?

Compare with your partner: Be prepared to explain how your answer is similar to or different from your partner’s.

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

2) What does it mean to be successful in today’s society?

How does this relate to what society (media, politicians, your parents) considers to be the “American Dream”?

Do all people have the same idea of what it means to be successful?

Pair-Share

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d ) SWBAT describe the post war economic boom of the 1950s and

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

In your Cornell Notes, Write down 8 notes on America during the 1950s.

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and 60s?  1945-1946- returning veterans from WWII

1945-1946- returning

veterans from WWII faced

a housing shortage (housing crisis)

Using methods of mass production, houses were built in outskirts of town on cheap land and looked almost exactly alike

Suburbanization

Would help fuel “the American Dream”

 Would help fuel “the American Dream” TWS: Hypothesize : 1. How do you think this

TWS: Hypothesize:

1.

How do you think this

expansion of housing

impacted the U.S. economy? Justify your response.

2.

CHALLENGE! The post war boom also helped bring about a

baby boom, a period of

time where the birth

rate rose dramatically.

What do you think explains this ‘baby boom?’

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and 60s?  WWII-era factories were converted to
society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and 60s?  WWII-era factories were converted to

WWII-era factories were

converted to support production of consumer products.

Increase in supply, fall in prices

CONSUMERISM takes over as more and more people use their extra income (disposable income) to purchase consumer goods.

Like the 1920s, advertising is used to influence consumers

Biggest products included:

Household appliances

Automobiles

Televisions

This led to an increase in business profits.

Automania

Creates positive economic cycle

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

the post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to

American Dream led to

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and 60s?  Law passed in 1956 (Eisenhower’s
society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and 60s?  Law passed in 1956 (Eisenhower’s

Law passed in 1956 (Eisenhower’s 1 st term)

$25 billion for the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway (over 10 year period )

largest public works project in American history through that time

Strong connection to National defense

Most US Air Force bases would have a direct link to the

highway system (Cold War / National Defense Link)

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and 60s?  As a result of these

As a result of these profits,

businesses began to grow

Provided more “White collar” job opportunities for men

By 1956, many people had clerical,

managerial or professional jobs

Increased income=Higher standard of living for most

Increase in the size of the middle class

“Baby Boomers” (children born

during the baby boom) became the

largest generation to attend college

Led to further increase in the size of the middle class

 Led to further increase in the size of the middle class TWS: Predict: 1. What

TWS: Predict:

1.

What are the possible cons of this growth of the middle class? Justify.

2.

CHALLENGE! What do you think was the long term impact of the ‘Baby Boom’ generation?

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and 60s?  Businesses also expanded to make

Businesses also expanded to make as much profit as possible:

Conglomerates

A major corporation that includes smaller companies in unrelated industries

Protection from any one

industry failing

Franchises

offers similar products or services in many locations

chains owned by individuals

under the parent name

▪ chains owned by individuals under the parent name TWS • A’s - Come up with

TWS

A’s- Come up with 1

other example of a

conglomerate

B’s- Come up with 1 other example of a franchise

Which would you rather own? Justify

your response.

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and 60s?  For some people the “American

For some people the

“American Dream” became a very concrete concept

Characteristics almost

always included:

Nuclear Family (husband, wife

and 2-3 children)

Husband- white-collar (office) job

Wife- Homemaker/housewife

Suburban house

1-2 automobiles

Children on track to go to college

 1-2 automobiles  Children on track to go to college TWS - Reflect on Modern

TWS - Reflect on Modern Day:

1.

Do you feel that this is an accurate representation of today’s “American Dream”?

Justify your response.

2.

CHALLENGE! Why

do you think the ‘American Dream’ only occurred for some people.

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d ) SWBAT describe the post war economic boom of the 1950s and

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the

American Dream led to

Closure

the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to Closure mass consumerism. 2 minutes Given

mass consumerism.

2 minutes

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

On the right hand side of your notes

please answer the essential question:

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

of the 1950s impact American society? O-EQ: How did American society, economy, and culture change in

(1.1a, 1.2g, 1.3b, 1.3d)

SWBAT describe the

post war economic boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to

boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to Interactive Note Taking mass
boom of the 1950s and evaluate how the American Dream led to Interactive Note Taking mass

Interactive Note Taking

how the American Dream led to Interactive Note Taking mass consumerism. Given an exit card, SWBAT:

mass consumerism.

Given an exit card, SWBAT: (80% acc) 1. Answer 4 MC

questions 2. Write a

SEEC paragraph that evaluates: mass consumerism in the

1950s

T-EQ: How did the post war economic boom of the 1950s impact American society?

O-EQ: How did

American society, economy, and culture change in the 1950s and

60s?

Place a TRIANGLE next to the Main Idea/s covered in today's lesson. (Idea/s that you would find in our

Objective).

Place a CIRCLE next to the supporting ideas that help with your understanding of the Objective.

Write a question in the left portion of your Cornell Notes concerning the ‘Triangle.’

1. All of the following were reasons for the 1950s economic boom EXCEPT : a.
1. All of the following were reasons for the 1950s economic boom EXCEPT : a.

1. All of the following were reasons for the 1950s economic boom EXCEPT:

a. The “American Dream”

b. Housing Boom

c. Consumerism

d. New social norms

2. Soldiers returning from war directly led to which of the following:

a. Increased consumerism

b. Suburbanization

c. The “American Dream”

d. The establishment of franchises and conglomerates

3. Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of the “American Dream” during the 195os?

a. Wife as homemaker

b. Having 1-2 Automobiles

c. Father as an industrial worker

d. Nuclear Family

Write a thesis statement for the

following prompt:

Analyze how the American Dream

led to an increase in consumerism.

 EQ: What conclusions can be drawn about how the American Dream led to an
 EQ: What conclusions can be drawn about how the American Dream led to an

EQ: What conclusions can be drawn about how the American Dream led to an increase in consumerism? Whip-Around