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Access Series: Nostalgic Popular "Pop" Culture

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Design +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This inspiration collection of nostalgic popular "pop" culture from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s—super heroes and super villains, Muppets, cartoon characters, Star Wars, Disney and Pixar characters, Transformers, and movies was used for a collage activity and discussion prompt in an informal learning activity, "Me & My World: Personal Ecology/Interest Inventory" with a group of teens with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. Students were asked about their favorite pop culture influences from the past and present. Use the visible thinking routine, "See|Think|Wonder" as a starting point for a discussion prompt, and the images for inspiration.

Tags: decision-making, self-determination, student empowerment, disability, All Access Digital Arts Program

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Captain America Slurpee Cup

National Museum of American History

Dr. Doom Slurpee Cup

National Museum of American History

The Falcon Slurpee Cup

National Museum of American History

Dr. Seuss Lunch Box

National Museum of American History

The Harlem Globetrotters Thermos

National Museum of American History

33c Slinky single

National Postal Museum

32c Monopoly Game single

National Postal Museum

Toy, Buzz Lightyear, Space-flown

National Air and Space Museum

33c Smiley Face Buttons single

National Postal Museum

37c Love single

National Postal Museum

44c Sunday Funnies: Garfield single

National Postal Museum

33c Peace Symbol single

National Postal Museum

33c Cabbage Patch Kids single

National Postal Museum

37c Snow White and Dopey single

National Postal Museum

37c Mad Hatter and Alice single

National Postal Museum

39c Mickey and Minnie Mouse single

National Postal Museum

37c The Swedish Chef single

National Postal Museum

41c Star Wars pane of fifteen

National Postal Museum

41c Princess Leia and R2-D2 single

National Postal Museum

41c Obi Wan Kenobi single

National Postal Museum

R2-D2, from Return of the Jedi

National Museum of American History

41c Queen Padme Amidala single

National Postal Museum

41c Darth Vader single

National Postal Museum

41c Chewbacca and Han Solo single

National Postal Museum

41c Yoda single

National Postal Museum

41c C-3PO single

National Postal Museum

41c Millennium Falcon single

National Postal Museum

41c Luke Skywalker single

National Postal Museum

41c Boba Fett single

National Postal Museum

41c Stormtroopers single

National Postal Museum

41c X-Wing Starfighter single

National Postal Museum

41c Mickey Mouse single

National Postal Museum

41c Aladdin and Genie single

National Postal Museum

37c Flounder and Ariel single

National Postal Museum

37c Kermit the Frog single

National Postal Museum

37c Fozzie Bear single

National Postal Museum

37c Miss Piggy single

National Postal Museum

37c Sam the Eagle single

National Postal Museum

37c Animal single

National Postal Museum

37c Rowlf the Dog single

National Postal Museum

39c Beauty and the Beast single

National Postal Museum

39c Lady and the Tramp single

National Postal Museum

39c Superman single

National Postal Museum

32c Superman Arrives single

National Postal Museum

39c Green Lantern single

National Postal Museum

39c Wonder Woman single

National Postal Museum

39c Cover of Batman single

National Postal Museum

39c Batman single

National Postal Museum

39c Green Arrow single

National Postal Museum

39c Plastic Man single

National Postal Museum

39c Aquaman single

National Postal Museum

39c Cover of Wonder Woman single

National Postal Museum

41c Spider-Man single

National Postal Museum

41c Cover of The Hulk #1 single

National Postal Museum

41c The Hulk single

National Postal Museum

41c The Thing single

National Postal Museum

41c Silver Surfer single

National Postal Museum

41c Iron Man single

National Postal Museum

41c Captain America single

National Postal Museum

41c Cover of Iron Man #1 single

National Postal Museum

33c Star Trek single

National Postal Museum

Toys, Transformers, "StarScream"

National Air and Space Museum

Toys, Transformer, "Wheelie"

National Air and Space Museum

Toys, Transformers, "Jetfire"

National Air and Space Museum

G1 Starscream, boxed

National Air and Space Museum

G1 Jetfire

National Air and Space Museum

G1 Optimus Prime

National Air and Space Museum

41c Dumbo and Timothy Mouse single

National Postal Museum

42c Pongo and Pup single

National Postal Museum

42c Steamboat Willie single

National Postal Museum

42c Mowgli and Baloo single

National Postal Museum

37c Mufasa and Simba single

National Postal Museum

34c Snoopy single

National Postal Museum

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Lunch Box

National Museum of American History

25c The Wizard Of Oz single

National Postal Museum

Dorothy's Ruby Slippers

National Museum of American History

Scarecrow Costume

National Museum of American History