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Consumer Culture and Consumption Landscapes in Post-War America

 

Theme: An Industrious People: American Economic History
Topic: Consumer Culture & Consumption Landscape in Post-War America
Date: Summer 2005

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2003 Massachusetts History and Social Science Framework Connections (Learning Standards):

3.12: Explain how objects or artifacts of everyday life in the past tell us how ordinary people lived and how everyday life has changed. Draw on the services of the local historical society and local museums as needed.

3.13: Give examples of goods and services provided by their local businesses and industries.

USII. 2: Explain the important consequences of the Industrial Revolution (H,E)

A. the growth of big business

B. the environmental impact

C. the expansion of cities

           

USII.22:Analyze the causes and consequences of important domestic Cold War trends. (H, E)

  1. economic growth and declining poverty
  2. the baby boom
  3. the growth of suburbs and home-ownership
  4. the increase in education levels
  5. the development of mass media and consumerism