The s was a decade of dramatic shift in the way Americans grew up and the activities that they were involved in. During the 50s teenagers saw responsibilities shrink and free time increase. During this time parents who had survived WII felt an increase in desire to have their children have a better life. The availability of social interaction between teenagers saw a surge in the creation of slang terms covering everything from dating, music to general descriptions of those events themselves. Another large part of teenage culture were cars.
1950s Parents Had No Idea What Their Kids Wanted to Do at Parties
s Parents Had No Idea What Their Kids Wanted to Do at Parties - HISTORY
Explain to students that they will be seeing a series of images depicting teenagers before World War II and in the s. For each set of images, you will ask a series of questions. Show Comparison 1 on the board: The first image is a photograph of a factory girl, aged 14 or 15 , taken by photographer Lewis Hine in Massachusetts in The second image is of teens in Boston in the late s.
Children in Progressive-Era America
In the 50s, utterly well-behaved U. Or so the adults of the era would have you believe. In , the educational film company Coronet Films, founded by the same duo who started Esquire magazine, released a film to teach American high schoolers the proper way to host a house party. The rules to follow are thorough—how to greet guests full introductions are a must , what games to play for goodness sake, nothing that would be a bore!
In an aura of fun and well-being, students danced at weekly Sock Hops in a Carlsbad high school gyn. The music was provided by a piece student band. Sometimes those labels, applied to vast numbers of people, are obviously laudatory The Greatest Generation. The morning traffic and parking problems became so critical at the Carlsbad, N.