US popular culture in the the 1930s
This outstanding resource is designed to help teaching students studying popular culture in the USA during the 1930s. It looks at the effects of the Great Depression on popular culture and the development of art, music, fashion, novels, comics, magazines and other media. Each slide contrasts the developments in the 1930s and compares them to the 1920s, whilst linking in the historical context to help explain what changed and why.

When you purchase lesson / resource you will receive a thirteen slide PowerPoint. The first slide includes a Technicolour picture of the Wizards of Oz. The second slide includes the aims and objectives as well as differentiated outcomes. Page three includes a snowballing starter using the key words for the lesson as well as instructions on how to complete the activity. The fourth slide defines and explains what is meant by the term popular culture and looks at Jazz Music. The Fifth slide looks at the effect of the Great Depression on popular culture in the USA and includes two links and an activity designed to look at similarities and differences two popular songs from the 1920s and 30s. Sides six to eleven look at radio, art, music, comics, cinema, writers and authors and include a wide rank of historical sources and links to examples on YouTube. Meanwhile, slides twelve and thirteen include an AQA GCSE question on popular culture and include a pupil mark scheme which can be used to either peer or self assess students answers.

The aims and objectives of the this lesson are:

Theme: The USA in the 1930’s
Know: What is popular culture?
Understand: How did popular culture develop in the 1930’s?
Evaluate: What impact did the Depression and the New Deal have on popular culture?

WILF: What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: Different examples of popular culture in the 1930’s?
Explain: How did popular culture change?
Analyse: What impact did the Depression and the New Deal have on popular culture in the 1930’s?

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Created: Apr 9, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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