Mintz, Ch. 14-15

1. If you had to pick one of the following to describe American teenagers in the 1950s, which one would you choose and why:

Make sure to say why you chose the one you chose and why you didn't choose the others.

2. Which of the following best describes American teenagers in the 1960s (a) in a world of their own (b) at the cutting edge of change? Why? Explain.

3. What role was school supposed to play in the lives of children and adolescents in the 1950s? Did the view of that role change or remain the same in the 1960s? Explain.

4. What role did the media -- magazines, movies, radio and TV -- play in the lives of children and adolescents in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s? Did that role change or remain the same? Explain.

For some song lyrics from the 1940s and 1960s go to Course Documents and look in the following folders: World War Two Music and Adolescent Life in the 1960s.