Today we focused on youth and women's roles and experiences in the postwar years and 1950's. We looked at a set of documents to try to understand the experiences of American youth more fully and then we used a combination of documents and various other media to analyze the "happy housewife" role promoted for women in the 1950's.
To follow up on that discussion, take a look at this short clip from an episode of ABC News Australia from the 1950's: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5K-pIRUnbY
Enjoy your break!
NOTE: Richardson's kiddos are doing scored discussion on Tuesday after the break.