What better way to get to understand postwar America than to put yourself in their shoes? This sensory figure assignment encourages students to do just that.
To better understand the lives of the American people during this era of reform, we are going to annotate sensory figures of people who lived during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Include the following information:
1. What is this person seeing?
2. What is this person hearing?
3. What is this person saying?
4. What is this person thinking?
5. What is this person feeling?
6. What is this person touching?
7. What is this person wearing?
8. Who is this person? (label at the bottom of each figure) It can be a specific person like President Truman or a general figure i.e. mistreated farm worker, a woman, upper class white male, musician.
1. Use at least one person we discussed from the reading: The Latino Experience
2. Use at least one fact from the reading: JFK Assassination Theories
3. Make some reference to the film: The Atomic Cafe
You are free to choose anyone from the 1950’s and 1960’s (Chapter 13, 14, 15). Here are a few ideas to help you get started. You are not limited to these categories. Be creative.
|International||American||American Political Figures|
|Fidel CastroJacobo Arbenz Guzman
Communist Chinese citizen
North Korean citizen
South Korean citizen
Iranian Prime Minister
|African AmericansMexican Americans
Nat King Cole
Senator Joseph McCarthy
Chief Justice Earl Warren