Unit 12: America's Post-War Consumer Society
 
Frameworks for America's Past




Click on the links below -




  Teacher / Student Key: pages 163 - 176


History by the Numbers:
Charting the Post-War Consumer Society - a step-by-step
  guide to completing the graphs on pages 174 and 175
Historical photo sets



1.
 
The Interstate Highway System



2.
  Space exploration



3.  The computer revolution
History food features
The original TV Dinner - just pop it in the oven!

McDonald's Restaurants - fast food and franchising
YouTube videos
and Internet sites



Students: Check with your  parents for permission before visiting Internet links.

Cars, Fast Food, and Interstate Highways - segment from The Century: America's Time - Happy Days (3 of 3).  Watch from start to 2:54.

Lucy takes a job in a chocolate factory  (A video of one of the best known scenes from the TV comedy series I Love Lucy.)

Space monkey Ham (1961)   (a video of a film report on a famous monkey sent into space as part of the U.S. effort to put a man in space)

The Oregon Trail - computer game  (This was one of the first popular computer games made to run on personal computers.  This version is from 1990.  It works better with some browsers than with others.)

Word use - regional differences  (This computer program shows you which parts of the country have word use patterns similar to your own.)









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