Monthly Archives: March 2012

Reading 3/29

I was struck most by the excerpt from Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique. When I think of the 1950s in the most basic sense, I think of the wives and mothers found in the home. These women, though, like Friedan explains, are missing something. They are not sure what it is, like the title suggests, […] Continue reading

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1950s recreation

I believe we should recreate a history class, particularly something that would have been  relevant to the 1950s. However, would that be a current events class then? I think it is extremely important for all of us to dress the part and to utilize any props that we can come up with. I think we […] Continue reading

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Initial ideas for class re-creation

Class ideas Recreate History class (4) Recreate Education class Recreate Home Economics recreate photos from decade site — Sarah L. Recreate Theater class (in the amphitheater) — Stephanie Senior Day? — Brooke One fun class and one serious class   … Continue reading

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Congratulations 1950′s!

I was of course disappointed that my 1940′s group didn’t win, but we couldn’t have lost to a better page. I feel like the 1950′s group was able to put together a more successful picture of an actual classroom experience than any of the other decades. Their interview was very revealing and they found some […] Continue reading

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How to Recreate the ’50s

What class/discipline should we re-create? Since this is a history class, I think recreating a history class would be a good idea. Not only would it keep our class more interested in general, but it would also allow us to actually have a class that we could actively participate in. Apart from this, having a […] Continue reading

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Class Recreation

Well first off, I thought the group that did the 1950s did an absolutely amazing job on their blog website, so props to them, they really deserved it! Now we get to recreate their decade which should be REALLY fun! As far as actually pulling it off though I have a few thoughts. I think […] Continue reading

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Suggestion For 1950s

There seem to be a lot of ideas floating around on all of the research blogs, the only thing I can think to add is that we should definitely use University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History 1908-2008.  The book touches on every aspect of campus life, including classes. I think it would be a […] Continue reading

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How to recreate the 1950s Class

I want to first start off by answering some of the concerns I’ve read on other people’s blogs about the men in class. There were veterans on campus through 1953-1954, so it shouldn’t be too hard to accommodate the men in our class. I think we should try to capture as much of the material […] Continue reading

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Idea for recreating the 1950s

My idea for recreating the 1950s is to perform a theater class at the amphitheater.  The group that researched the 1950s has an entire page on theater class, so the topic is already thoroughly researched. For sources we can use the website for the 1950s and hopefully the theater department would also have some information […] Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Classroom Recreation

I think it would be interesting to recreate a class that we no longer have here at Mary Washington and was popular during that decade, such as home economics. This would be hard to do because it is not something … Continue reading Continue reading

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