These activities all related to Life in the 1950s can be done over the next few weeks.
Watch this Powerpoint about Life in 1950’s Ireland.
Watch this video showing Dublin City in the 1950s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNZ0nzDCuzY
Write 4 things that are the same as nowadays. 4 things that have changed and 2 things that surprised you. You could refer to monuments, buildings, fashion, hairstyles, transport Pick a historical event from the 1950’s that interests you and find out more.
Listen to Number 1 songs from 1950s
“If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake” – Eileen Barton”
Singing in the Rain was made in 1952. It is a great musical with lots of singing and dancing. You could: Watch it and do a film reviewWatch part of it and describe the clothes and dancingLearn a song from the movie
Interview an older family member or family friend who remembers Ireland in the 1950s. Ask them how was life different. Ask them 5-10 questions. Share what you find out on Seesaw.
PE & Dance
The dance style popular in the 1950s was ROCK AND ROLL. Have a look at this routine to Barber Ann on Just Dance. https://youtu.be/XfMZ8hcsVqYI would LOVE to see a video of you dancing! I have been doing this routine all weekend around my house!
Draw a picture showing 1950s fashion in Ireland Dress up 1950s style and post a photo to Seesaw!“Pop Art” was born, learn more and create your own! https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/pop-art