Archive for the 'In Class' Category

The Age of Television (Monday, Sept 25)

by admin - September 25th, 2017

Some clips for today:

Ozzie and Harriet + Hotpoint Ad (1955)

Edward R. Murrow, See it Now 9 March 1954

NBC Camel News Caravan (1954)

Queen for a Day

Newton Minow, on the “Vast Wasteland” speech (Full text of the speech here)

The Korean War (Fri 9/22)

by admin - September 22nd, 2017

Links for today:

Korean War documents, Truman Library


New York Times: News Topic North Korea (Now)

New York Times: News Topic Korean War (Then)

Two newsreels:

The Nostalgia Trap – Wed 9/20

by admin - September 20th, 2017

Link for today:

Take Me Back to the Fifties

Wikipedia Workshop – Mon 9/18

by admin - September 18th, 2017

Wikipedia Introduction

Wikipedia Five Pillars

What Wikipedia Is Not

US in the 1950s entry

Some suggestions –

Korean War
Top 40 Radio
Kennan telegram
Dean Acheson
Little Rock crisis
Montgomery bus boycott
Baby boom
Berlin airlift
Army McCarthy hearings
Brown v. Board of Education
Marshall Plan
Elvis Presley
Chuck Berry
Ed Sullivan Show
Executive Order 9981
Mickey Mouse Club
Elia Kazan
Hollywood Ten
Suez Crisis
Leave it to Beaver
1953 Iranian coup d’etat
1954 Guatemalan coup d’etat
Alan Freed
Operation Wetback
Checkers speech
Marilyn Monroe

Luckiest Generation

by admin - September 15th, 2017

Links for today, Friday Sept 15:

“Family Date” instructional film (1950)
“Two Ford Family” commercial
Betty Crocker cake mix commercial
Opening scene of “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit” (1955) – fantastic movie, by the way
“I Love Lucy” Season 2, Episode 4 (job switching episode)
A look at some exceptional 1950s recipes

Day 2 Links: Origins (Dunar Ch 1)

by admin - September 11th, 2017

How to take notes using Cornell Method

Truman Doctrine

(More on the Truman Doctrine from the Truman Library)

Kennan Telegram

Marshall Plan

(More on the Marshall Plan from the Marshall Foundation)

National Security Act 1947

Berlin Airlift

(More on the Berlin Airlift from American Experience, Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, and the Truman Library)

Day 1 Links

by admin - September 6th, 2017









Monster Movies!

by admin - November 20th, 2013

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Invaders from Mars (1953)
THEM! (1954)
Killers from Space (1954)
Tarantula! (1955)
It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
Deadly Mantis (1957)
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The Blob (1958)

want more?

Fifties Timeline and Update for Week 2

by admin - September 6th, 2013

On Friday we worked in a Google doc collaboratively. It’s found here.

PS – where’d I get that hipster filler text? Here

For Monday Sept 9th, reminder: read Dunar, Chapter 1, perhaps applying some of the textbook reading strategies we talked about today. On Monday I’ll do as close to a college lecture as you might get in this class, giving some background and context to the 1950s by talking about the immediate postwar period in the US. Have a great weekend, enjoy the sunshine!

I have posted the publishing schedule for the class blog up on Blackboard, so if you need to be reminded when your date is – check there.

Take Me Back…

by admin - September 5th, 2013

Here’s the link to the “Take Me Back to the Fifties” digital creation we viewed in class on Wed, Sept 4th.