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.Ireland-in-the-1950s
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.
Look at the Power point and listen to Number 1 songs from 1950s
Don’t Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
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 review
Watch part of it and describe the clothes and dancing.
Learn 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