THE 1950s MODULE

This page is undergoing a bit of a rebuilding process.

Pete Seeger Little Boxes
http://youtu.be/ONEYGU_7EqU

1950s cars had style
http://youtu.be/SNQ7qq78AOo

1959 First EVER Barbie Commercial
http://youtu.be/h8-avPUxyno

Disneyland opens 1958
http://youtu.be/JbYeyEZv3T8

Billy Graham
London Crusade 120,000 at Wembley Stadium
http://youtu.be/XWO6e29qtq8
1957 NYC Crusade
Billy Graham Draws Record Crowd to Yankee Stadium
http://youtu.be/nINuuFxuku0
Bev Shea "How Great Thou Art" full (Billy Graham New York Crusade 1957)
http://youtu.be/d_tAmHIbHWs
Remembering George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham Crusade Soloist dies at 104
http://youtu.be/iWU2evJ8JuU

Interstate Highway Act
http://youtu.be/OpGCpsNG5Rc

ROCK AND ROLL/TV SITCOMS

Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: playlist
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8WpHjm0SIjTTm2LbfxsKZEMDFUNey5X2

Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1950s
http://youtu.be/4wKlth2yTF8

Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1960s
http://youtu.be/ZkkgwaBceog

Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1970s
http://youtu.be/PeN3erlo7-c

Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1980s
http://youtu.be/rGlerRJ29rg

I Love Lucy clips:

Lucy hires a maid
http://youtu.be/bMSu-uxtTzo

English pronunciation
http://youtu.be/uZV40f0cXF4

Chocolate factory
http://youtu.be/8NPzLBSBzPI

Why we remember song lyrics so well
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zgqqrdm

Mix - Little Richard, Tutti Frutti
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFq5O2kabQo&list=RDQFq5O2kabQo

Mix - Danny & the Juniors - At The Hop (American Bandstand 1958)
This is the one to use first
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXq8oQ5DNbQ&list=RDjXq8oQ5DNbQ

Best Songs of 1950s - Greatest Hits of Rock and Roll, Music Videos
Can click and go directly to YouTube
http://www.boomerslife.org/best_songs_1950s_rock_and_roll.htm

Best Songs of 1960s
http://www.boomerslife.org/best_songs_1980s_alternative_rock_and_roll_music_hits.htm

Best Songs of 1970s
http://www.boomerslife.org/best_songs_1980s_alternative_rock_and_roll_music_hits.htm

Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls of Fire
http://youtu.be/7IjgZGhHrYY

Buddy Holly: Peggy Sue
http://youtu.be/ku5UeUT7yIQ

Danny and the Juniors: At the Hop
http://youtu.be/b8dEn6qCecg

Book Of Love: The Monotones
http://youtu.be/qIfuNPbBaaA

Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
http://youtu.be/wVHAQX5sSaU

Rockin' Robin
http://youtu.be/PcmvwFcfWmY

Bill Haley ? His Comets: Rock Around The Clock
http://youtu.be/zju6KbP_1xY

Elvis Presley: Jailhouse Rock
http://youtu.be/gj0Rz-uP4Mk

Chubby Checker:,The Twist
http://youtu.be/xbK0C9AYMd8

Richie Valens: La Bamba
http://youtu.be/Jp6j5HJ-Cok

Ricky Nelson: Hello Mary-Lou
http://youtu.be/zLkCWT2neuI

Teen queens of the 1950s
http://youtu.be/SD2BEzxsDSg

Rock & Roll 50's Mix - 1 hour
http://youtu.be/cwyzMw3kImI

Best Songs of the 1950s (1953-1957)
http://youtu.be/_RCRZxIqMZ8

Los Angeles in the 1950s
http://youtu.be/n77NxU0CHPw



My Website Spotlight blog posts that pertain to this module

Quiz Show (American Experience)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/quizshow/
http://thelearningprofessor.blogspot.com/2011/12/website-spotlight-quiz-show.html

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Miller Center (University of Virginia)
http://millercenter.org/president/eisenhower
http://thelearningprofessor.blogspot.com/2012/06/website-spotlight-dwight-d-eisenhower.html




Items to fit in below:

TIME magazine (1923-present)
http://www.time.com/time/archive/

TIME magazine covers
http://www.time.com/time/coversearch

LIFE magazine
http://books.google.com/books?id=R1cEAAAAMBAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s#all_issues_anchor

dMarie Time Capsule
http://dmarie.com/timecap/

Billboard #1 song on a specific date
http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm

Film History by Decade
http://www.filmsite.org/filmh.html

American Cultural History (Lone Star College Library)
1950-1960
http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade50.html

Women in the 1950s (Stanford History Education Group)
http://sheg.stanford.edu/upload/Lessons/Unit%2012_Cold%20War%20Culture%20and%20Civil%20Rights/Women%20in%20the%201950s%20Lesson%20Plan_Revised.pdf

Ray Kroc obituary
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1005.html

Ed Sullivan obituary
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0928.html

Margaret Sanger obituary
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0914.html


This period characterized by sustained economic growth and prosperity.
[Reminds me greatly of the 1920s, as if America had been interrupted by the Depression and World War II, and then had taken up where it left off.]

Baby boomers
Highest birth rate in American history.
Created increased demand for housing, automobiles, schools, and anything else associated with growing families.
Continued impact today of the baby boom generation.

See also:

The Year 1954
http://www.americanheritage.com/content/december-1994

The Quiz-show Scandal
http://www.americanheritage.com/content/quiz-show-scandal?page=show

Eugene Ferkauf, Founder of E. J. Korvette Chain, Dies at 91 - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/business/eugene-ferkauf-founder-of-e-j-korvette-chain-dies-at-91.html?hpw




Automobile industry
Check out these cars!
An Account of 1950s Cars

Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. obituary
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0523.html



Suburbia

Levittown: mass–produced housing. Growth of the suburbs.
1. Read through home page
Levittown An Ideal American Suburb
2. Pete Seeger song makes fun of these suburbs
YouTube - Little Boxes

Building Suburbia EDSITEment
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/building-suburbia-highways-and-housing-postwar-america


President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Presidential Timeline: Dwight Eisenhower
http://www.presidentialtimeline.org/timeline/bin/
1. Click on "Timeline" (Explore the lives of the Presidents)
2. Then Click on Dwight Eisenhower
3. Click on each item in his Timeline that is of interest to you.

1952 presidential election:
Go to this website and click on the thumbnails at the bottom to watch the commercials from both the Republican and Democratic candidates for the 1952 U.S. presidential election: Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson.
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1952


Elvis Presley

On This Day: Elvis Presley Makes First Professional Recording at Sun Studio
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day--Elvis-Presley-Makes-First-Professional-Recording.html

Elvis rocks The Milton Berle Show — History.com This Day in History — 6/5/1956
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elvis-rocks-the-milton-berle-show

More Mr. Nice Guy: Pat Boone
http://www.americanheritage.com/content/more-mr-nice-guy?page=show


Remembering the 50s: This website has all of the hit songs from the 1950s

Page 1: http://heavensgates.us/50s/fabulous50ssongs/
a. Those Fabulous Fifties Movies
b. Those Fabulous Fifties TV Shows
c. Songs. Plus your own choices from http://heavensgates.us/50s/fabulous50ssongs/
At The Hop
Honey Comb
Great Balls Of Fire
Splish Splash

Page 2: http://heavensgates.us/50s/fabulous50ssongs2/
a. 50s Oldies Clips
b. Songs. Plus your own choices from http://heavensgates.us/50s/fabulous50ssongs2/
Be Bop A Lu La
Dream Lover
Earth Angel
Maybe Baby
Purple People Eater
Young Love
Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On

Page 3: http://heavensgates.us/50s/fabulous50ssongs3/
Rockin' Robin
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine


The Fifties Web: Check out the following in particular
1. Slang. Four different pages: A-B, C-F, G-M, N-Z
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fashion/slang.htm
2. Women's Fashion: Various subheadings on the left sidebar
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fashion/fashion.htm



Disneyland in the 1950s
1. Disneyland in 1955
2. Disney and more LIFE Magazine at Disneyland in the 1950's Part One



Barbie Dolls
1. Barbie (Doll)
2. Happy Birthday, Barbie NYT

Barbie doll
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/profiles/b/barbie.html


1956 presidential election
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1956
Go to this website and click on the thumbnails at the bottom to watch the commercials from both the Republican and Democratic candidates for the 1956 U.S. presidential election: Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson.


Religious revivals

Religion combats atheistic communism.
1. Billy Graham (Wikipedia)
2. Billy Graham's 1957 New York City Crusade website
Home page has 20 sections to choose from. Each section has several exhibits.
http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/exhibits/NYC57/00welcome.htm




Betty Friedan
The Feminine Mystique (1963).
Women expected to get married and have children
Women often felt empty and incomplete. They wondered: "Who am I?"
1. Betty Friedan (Wikipedia)
2. The Feminine Mystique (Wikipedia)
3. American Writers Betty Friedan


The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Critique of executive conformity.
1. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (Wikipedia)
2. YouTube - The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) TRAILER

Leave it to Beaver
1. Leave It to Beaver (Wikipedia)
2. YouTube - leave it to beaver episodes
Try out at least 3 episodes to get the flavor of their content.

Ozzie and Harriet
1. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (Wikipedia)
2. YouTube - ozzie and harriet episodes
Try out at least 3 episodes to get the flavor of their content.

Ricky Nelson: Rock Star son of Ozzie and Harriet
1. Ricky Nelson (Wikipedia)
2. Remember When
Check out the excellent 50s Photos
3. Poor Little Fool

I Love Lucy
Went a bit beyond the 1950s conformity (Ricky's role).

YouTube - I Love Lucy episodes
Try out at least 3 episodes to get the flavor of their content.

‘I Love Lucy’ writer Madelyn Pugh Davis dies at 90 - The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/i-love-lucy-writer-madelyn-pugh-davis-dies-at-90/2011/04/21/AFPFifLE_story.html



Here is the outline I used for my previous Research and Writing class, based upon David Halberstam's The Fifties.

POLI 300 Wiki Page (Prior to edit)

COLD WAR MODULE

Chapter 1 (3-19) Franklin D. Roosevelt; Yalta
Chapter 2 (20-48) From A-Bomb to H-Bomb

Chapter 24 (330-358) H-Bomb: Oppenheimer, Teller
Chapter 6 (87-100) H-Bomb

Chapter 3 (49-61) Senator Joseph McCarthy


KOREAN WAR MODULE

Chapter 4 (62-77) Korean War: initial stages
Chapter 5 (78-86) General Douglas MacArthur

Chapter 7 (101-115) Korean War: Chinese entry; MacArthur replaced


AUTOMOBILE CULTURE MODULE

Chapter 8 (116-130) General Motors; automobile craze

Chapter 32 (487-495) General Motors: Chevrolet, Ed Cole
Chapter 42 (629-642) Competitors to General Motors


SUBURBIA MODULE

Chapter 9 (131-143) Levittown; suburbia
Chapter 10 (144-154) Korvette's; discount stores

Chapter 11 (155-172) McDonald's; Ray Kroc; drive-in culture
Chapter 12 (173-179) Holiday Inns; motels


TELEVISION IN POLITICS MODULE

Chapter 14 (188-194) Television in politics; Estes Kefauver
Chapter 16 (203-223) 1952 presidential election: candidates
Chapter 17 (224-242) Use of television in 1952 election

Chapter 18 (243-253) Dwight D. Eisenhower's background
Chapter 23 (311-329) Richard Nixon's background


SOCIAL TRENDS MODULE

Chapter 39 (587-598) Women's Roles; Betty Friedan
Chapter 35 (521-536) Social critics; Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Chapter 20 (272-281) Kinsey Reports
Chapter 21 (282-294) Birth control; Margaret Sanger
Chapter 40 (599-606) The "Pill"
Chapter 37 (564-576) Marilyn Monroe; Hugh Hefner
Chapter 38 (577-586) Peyton Place: Grace Metalious

TELEVISION SITCOMS MODULE

Chapter 31 (456-486) Rock and Roll: Elvis Presley; James Dean

Chapter 13 (180-187) Decline of radio; rise of television; Milton Berle
Chapter 15 (195-202) Television: Lucille Ball
Chapter 34 (508-520) TV sitcoms: Ozzie and Harriet
Chapter 43 (643-666) Quiz shows: Charles Van Doren


CIVIL RIGHTS MODULE

Chapter 28 (411-428) Sup. Ct: Earl Warren; Brown v. Bd. of Education
Chapter 29 (429-441) Emmett Till: death in Mississippi

Chapter 30 (442-455) Black migration to North; mechanical cotton picker
Chapter 36 (539-563) Montgomery: Rosa Parks; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Chapter 44 (667-698) Little Rock High School

FOREIGN POLICY MODULE

Chapter 25 (359-369) Iran: role of CIA

Chapter 26 (370-388) Guatemala: CIA; United Fruit; Dulles brothers
Chapter 27 (389-410) French Indochina: events leading up to Dienbienphu

FOREIGN POLICY MODULE

Chapter 41 (607-628) Space program; Von Braun; Sputnik

Chapter 45 (699-712) Ike's problems; U-2 shot down; Francis Gary Powers
Chapter 46 (713-733) Cuba: Castro takes power; U.S. response