Today we looked at Teens and their influence on American culture in the 1950's. If you did not finish the document analysis with this activity, you can find it at the top of Period 8 Activities. Next, we looked at gender roles in the 50's, especially the changes in expectations and opportunities for women. We ended the day with an analysis of some media representations of gender roles. I've included some images below to help you see what those jobs offered to Lucy and Ethel before they ended up in the chocolate factory were like in case you were interested.
Please remember the chapter readings due after the break. There was a typo on the directions sheet which I have corrected below! Also, look at the post from earlier today with an additional opportunity for mastery open to everyone! Have a Great Break!
Textbook readings due Monday:
Comptometer Operator: The comptometer was an early mechanical calculator
PBX Operator: PBX operators worked the phone switchboards for large buildings or companies