KS2 history topic: 1960s - Sixties powerpoint lessons

Powerpoints to teach different aspects of life in the sixties, plus headings and lettering. It contains
9 PowerPoint files for use on an interactive whiteboard; suitable for teaching children aged 8-11; plus a banner and lettering for display

INTRODUCTION TO THE 1960S - A short introduction explaining what a decade is and how many decades ago the Sixties were. Poses some questions for the children to think about, with a page for mind mapping. (4 slides)

LIFE IN THE 1960S - How people in the 1960s had ‘never had it so good’; Money - Explanation of pounds, shillings and pence with illustrations of the coins and notes; Shopping - how supermarkets started expanding, Green shield stamps, and food eaten in the Sixties; Transport - Expansion of motorways, popular cars, and air transport; Technology - Police call boxes, public telephones, telephones in the home, computers, computer games, the forerunner to the Internet, lasers, calculators. (25 slides)

SCHOOL IN THE 1960S - What it was like going to school in the 1960s. (10 slides)

KEY EVENTS OF THE 1960S - A timeline of events from 1960 to 1969, with three highlighted events in each year. (11 slides)

HOMES IN THE 1960S - New housing developments, tower blocks and older houses that needed modernising; How the washing and cleaning was done; Home fashions - kitchens, lounges, ornaments, and furniture; Television, and how it progressed over the decade. (12 slides)

FAMOUS PEOPLE OF THE 1960S - Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin, Alfred Hitchcock, John F Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Muhammad Ali/ Cassius Clay, Mary Quant, Andy Warhol, and Twiggy. There is a page for each person, with a short description of what they are famous for. (11 slides)

FASHION IN THE 1960S - How fashioned changed from the beginning to the end of the decade; how it was influenced by music. (17 slides)

MUSIC IN THE 1960S - How people listened to music in the Sixties - records and record players; radios and Pirate radio stations, introduction of tape players, jukeboxes; Sixties music fans - Mods and Rockers, Skinheads and Hippies; Sixties bands and singers - The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, Cliff Richard, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Monkees, Jimi Hendrix, and the Woodstock Festival. There is a picture and description of each band / singer, and a their most popular hit of the Sixties. (20 slides)

TOYS IN THE 1960S - Pictures of popular Sixties toys, with short descriptions. (9 slides)

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  • 1960s-banner.pdf
  • 1960S-lettering.pdf
  • The-Sixties-banner.pdf
  • Famous-people-of-the-1960s.pptx
  • Fashion-in-the-1960s.pptx
  • Homes-in-the-1960s.pptx
  • Introduction-to-the-1960s.pptx
  • Key-events-of-the-1960s.pptx
  • Life-in-the-1960s.pptx
  • Music-in-the-1960s.pptx
  • School-in-the-1960s.pptx
  • Toys-in-the-1960s.pptx

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Created: Oct 9, 2015

Updated: Jun 19, 2018

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