Project 2 - The Invention and Explosion of Teen Culture
Hey, guys and
gals! You’re a teenager in Middletown, U. S. A., in the 1950s. It’s
Friday night, so time to forget the books and enjoy the weekend.
second project, create a webpage, with an
original title, that illustrates and profiles your weekend.
you doing tonight?
on the radio?
to Alan Freed?
like Pat Boone or Chuck Berry?
to a drive-in to watch the submarine races?
you going to see? Heard about Blackboard Jungle or Rebel
Without a Cause?
your teenage hellion friends are really worrying your parents and their
what to wear?
want to look like your favorite movie star?
whether you’re a cool cat or a radioactive paper shaker, you don’t
want to have a fake out in your flip-top.
IN THIS PROJECT:
- Find out
more about how the teenager became part of popular culture.
create a web page, with an original title,
in which you briefly illustrate and describe at least one example from
four (4) of the categories listed below.
- Now, assume
that you are a teenager in Middletown, U. S. A., in the 1950s and that
these images and ideas are a part of your life.
- Then write
a short description of your weekend in which all of your examples appear.
free to be creative here.
some possibilities for research. You can’t include everything.
furnishings (Do you live in a Levittown?)
you think of another topic?
are a few websites to get you started:
title for your page
- 400 –
500 words of text
parenthetical citations for all material either paraphrased or directly
of sources for both text and images at the bottom of your page in MLA
- At least
name that reflects your project
- Link from
your menu page to the project and from the project back to the menu
to an at least one external website, opening in a new window, that gives
your viewer additional information
- Alt tags
- At least
1 thumbnail of an image
due: March 26
Henry. Hot Rod. Online image. “America on the Move,”
special exhibit of the American History Museum. The Smithsonian Institution.
9 February 2005. <http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/collection/object_607.html>.
without a Cause (movie poster). Online image. 9 February 2005. <http://www.homevideos.com/revclas/28.htm>.