2 The Dot Game Object of the Game: To begin the game, you will receive a slip of paper. Secretly check to see whether the paper is blank or has a SMALL red dot. Then hide it in your pocket and DO NOT show it to anyone during the game.Nondots win the game by forming the largest group of students who are all nondots.Dots win the game by being the only dot in a group.Procedure:You can ask others whether they are dots or nondots, but players may not reveal their slips of paper during the game.You do not have to join a group, but you cannot win the game unless you are in a group of at least two people.You can be a part of a group only if that group agrees that you are a member.If you suspect that someone is a dot, report your suspicion to the teacher. He or she will deal with the accusation appropriately.
3 The Dot Game Analysis Dot Game Historical Connection Make historical connections to the dot game from Ch. 15 pagesDot GameHistorical ConnectionSome students were dotsMost students were nondotsStudents accused others of being dots even though they never saw other students’ slip of paperStudents were to report suspected dots to the teacher.Anxiety increased as students lost trust in one another.
4 Historical Connection Dot GameHistorical ConnectionSome students were dotsSome Americans during the Cold War were Communist Party members or Soviet spies.Most students were nondotsMost Americans were not Communist Party members or Soviet spies.Students accused others of being dots even though they never saw other students’ slip of paperHUAC, McCarthy, and others made accusations —often based only on suspicion—against Americans thought to be communists or communist sympathizers. Accusing individuals without evidence became known as McCarthyism. Americans accused of being communists or communist sympathizers were often placed on blacklists.Students were to report suspected dots to the teacher.Americans were encouraged to report suspected communist activities. Those accused included Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs.Anxiety increased as students lost trust in one another.Anxieties were raised during the Cold War as Americans were concerned about the spread of communism and the possibility of a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union.
5 HomeworkMake a warning sign about the Atomic Age pg The diamond-shaped warning sign should have these things:a short phrase that summarizes the lesson learned todayan icon/symbol related to the warninga wordy description that more fully explains the lesson learned and includes at least two Key Content Terms. Place below or behind the warning sign.Use the following terms: Atomic Age, Civil Defense, Federal Civil Defense Administration, Preparedness, Operation Alert DrillsAs the United States fought the Cold War at home, HUAC, the House Un-American Activities Committee, accused many people of . . .
6 Homework terms to know Atomic Age Civil Defense Federal Civil Defense AdministrationPreparednessOperation Alert Drills
7 Peace, Prosperity, and Progress THE 1950s:Peace, Prosperity, and Progress
8 Postwar Politics: Readjustments and Challenges A Rocky Transition to PeaceTruman’s “Fair Deal”Tried to help society by increasing minimum wage, aid to farmers and educationInflationWar contracts are over, unemployment risesPrice controls are over, prices rise
9 Postwar Politics: Readjustments and Challenges Truman battles the Republican Congress22nd Amendment: presidential term limitsTaft-Hartley Act: reduced the power of labor unionsCongress resists civil rights changesTruman fights back by desegregating the militaryElection of 1948Truman narrowly wins (huge surprise)
12 Economic Growth Creates an Age of Affluence Americans saved a lot of money during WWII, leads to:Consumer demand ↑Production ↑Advertising ↑Buying on Credit ↑“Planned Obsolescence”Ex. Seasonal fashionsThe Economy Begins to Shift from Goods to ServicesNew Vocab: Service SectorEx. Motels and Fast food franchises
14 1950 Introduction of the Diner’s Card Consumerism1950 Introduction of the Diner’s CardAll babies were potential consumers who spearheaded a brand-new market for food, clothing, and shelter Life Magazine (May, 1958)
19 1957 1 baby born every 7 seconds Baby BoomIt seems to me that every other young housewife I see is pregnant British visitor to America, 19581957 1 baby born every 7 seconds
20 Well-Defined Gender Roles The ideal modern woman married, cooked and cared for her family, and kept herself busy by joining the local PTA and leading a troop of Campfire Girls. She entertained guests in her family’s suburban house and worked out on the trampoline to keep her size 12 figure Life magazine, 1956The ideal 1950s man was the provider, protector, and the boss of the house Life magazine, 19551956 William H. Whyte, Jr. The Organization Mana middle-class, white suburban male is the ideal.
21 $7,990 or $60/month with no down payment. SuburbiaLevittown, L. I.: “The American Dream”1949 William Levitt produced houses per week.$7,990 or $60/month with no down payment.
22 Suburban Living: The New “American Dream” 1 story high12’x19’ living room2 bedroomstiled bathroomgaragesmall backyardfront lawnBy 1960 1/3 of the U. S. population in the suburbs.
23 SHIFTS IN POPULATION DISTRIBUTION, 1940-1970 Suburban LivingSHIFTS IN POPULATION DISTRIBUTION,Central Cities % % % %Suburbs % % % %Rural Areas/ % % % %Small Towns*Population also shifts to the “Sunbelt” states.
24 Suburban Living: The Typical TV Suburban Families The Donna Reed ShowLeave It to BeaverFather Knows BestThe Ozzie & Harriet Show
25 The Culture of the CarAmerica became a more homogeneous nation because of the automobile.First McDonald’s (1955)Drive-In MoviesHoward Johnson’s
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