These activities all relate to Life in the 1950s.

Watch this Powerpoint about Life in 1950’s Ireland.

Watch this video showing Dublin City in the 1950s

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”

Don’t Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

Film Studies

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.


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!