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Pop Culture 1950 - 1999

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Social Studies +6 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
What is pop culture? Which resources in this Collection do you think best defines pop culture for each decade? Which resources represent controversial issues? Which resources are timeless? Which resources do you think have a modern-day counterpart?
Challenge: use Pintrest to create a board of images that represent today's pop culture.

Sound Recording

National Museum of American History

44c 'I Love Lucy' single

National Postal Museum

Marilyn Monroe

National Portrait Gallery

Jackie Robinson

National Portrait Gallery

Barbie Doll

National Museum of American History

Jackie Kennedy's Dress

Smithsonian Channel

Ed Sullivan and the Beatles

National Portrait Gallery

1965 Ford Mustang

National Museum of American History

33c Woodstock single

National Postal Museum

Unlucky Apollo 13

Smithsonian Channel

Richard Nixon

National Portrait Gallery

Video Cassette Recorder

National Museum of American History

Apple "Classic" Macintosh Personal Computer

National Museum of American History

41c Star Wars pane of fifteen

National Postal Museum

Bee Gees Lunch Box

National Museum of American History

Simon Electronic Game, 1978

National Museum of American History

Three Mile Island: Night I

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Michael Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Bruce Springsteen

National Portrait Gallery

Berlin Wall Segment with Graffiti, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Jerry Seinfeld

National Portrait Gallery

Carl Lewis

National Portrait Gallery

Game Boy

National Museum of American History

Blackberry

National Museum of American History