1950's: In Black & White

Politics and Popular Culture* 1952-1960: President Eisenhower
  • Suburbanization and the Interstate system
  • Television and mass marketing
  • The Beat Movement
  • Polio Vaccine
  • Alaska and Hawaii

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Civil Rights' Issues* Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man
  • 1954 - Brown v. Board of Education
  • 1955 - Montgomery bus boycott
  • Civil Rights movement and end of Jim Crow
  • 1957 - Civil Rights Law
  • 1958 - Little Rock Central High School
  • Timeline 1941-1973 from Journalists' Perspectives

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Schools and Curriculum: Before Sputnik* Life Adjustment Curriculum
  • 1952 - Arthur Bestor - Educational Wastelands
  • 1955 - Why Johnny Can't Read
  • 1956 - Bloom's Taxonomy
  • 1957 - Last Issue of the Progressive Education Journal
  • 1957 - NEA 100th Anniversary
  • Larry Cuban on School Reform & Classroom practice
  • Reflecting on Sputnik: Past, present and future
Schools and Curriculum: After Sputnik* 1957 - Sputnik
  • 1958 - NDEA and the creation of NASA
  • NSF - PSSC, BSSC and SMSG: Science and New Math
  • Federal Financing
  • Curriculum Reform
  • 1959 - The Process of Education and Jerome Bruner
  • The Sputnik Era Educational Reform
  • Teaching Math and Science in the Age of Sputnik

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Interactive Resources for Students and Teachers* Book; The Crucial Decade
  • American Culture History Guide
  • Nova Teacher Site
  • Cold War Museum
  • Brown versus Board Activities
  • Center for history and New Media
  • Teaching with Primary Documents
  • Civil Rights Resources from National Archives
  • Separate but Not Equal: Teacher Resources
  • Virtual Tour of President Eisenhower's Home
  • Sputnik Classroom Activity (5th grade and up
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