• Catherine's term 3 pop culture


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1940s questions
  • What was happening in the world in the 1940’s?
ww2/ww2 started in 1939,
The Second World War was started by Germany in an attack on Poland. Britain and France declared
war on Germany after Hitler had refused to withdraw from Poland. ww2 ended in 1945 with 50 million people killed.
  • Why were dance bands and their music so popular?
  • Becuase there was not much money around for entatainment so music was the easiest and cheapest
  • Why was nostalgia such an important element of pop music?

* Who were the great music stars in the 1940?
Andew Sisters, Frank Sinatra,Vera Lynn,Glen Miller,Fats Domino and Mahalia Jackson.
  • How did the roles and lives of women change during the 1940’s?
Men whent to war so there was no one to run the factories, shops.ect.so women had to leave their work at home
behind and their normal cloths and were forced to work in the factories and wear trouses and hair scarves. they
were forced to go to work but were not payed the same as the men.


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1950's questons
  • What was the Baby Boom?
Baby boom was when the men came back from war many babies were born.

  • Where did rock’n’roll originate?
rockn'roll started in the early 50s.
  • What threats to world peace flared during the 50’s?
Well they thought that world peace would die out because of the cold war.
  • In what ways did peacetime encourage economic and industrial change?
The men came back from war so the most women got forced back at home so the the men that did come back could
quickly get some money for their very young familys.
  • In what ways were the 50’s conservative?
Lots of importance was put on women to behave properly at home, to be good house keepers and for men and women keep
the traditional and religious values
  • What influence did rock and roll have on the world?
it efected the way people behaved and dresed. They didn't behave and dress in the traditional way of their parents.

1960s questions

  • In what ways were the 1960’s revolutionary?
The young generation challenged the traditional values of their parents, that is the values of religion, family and society.
  • How did the ‘Space Race’ impact on the world?
The space race between the united states and the solvet union
would dominate the 1960s. The Soviets managed to have Yuri
gagarin the first man in outer space but by the middle of the decade the US was taking the lead. In May 1961, President
Kennedy set for the nation the goal of a manned spacecraft landing on the moon by the end of the decade.By the end of
the 60s men reached the moon and came back safely.the united states first reached the moon , when Neil Armstrong walked
on the moon while the Soviet Union did not make it there.
  • Why did this revolution occur in the 60’s?
the young people in the western countries begain to question their parents values. Many Americans thought that
John Kennedy who was the young president, was the symbol of hope for the country. but when he was killed, the
young peoples hope died and soon became angry.Americans started to protest for the rights of black people, equality
for women and the end to the Vietnam War.People in other Western countries did the same things.
  • What was ‘social change’?
It is about the rights of black people, equality for women and equality for other smaller groups.
  • What topics were the subjects of political demonstrations?
civil rights and the anti war movement especially against the Vietnam war.the civil rights movement was lead
mainly by African Americans like Marther Luther King.
  • Why was this decade called “The Swinging Sixties?”
it was caled that because there was a dance called the swing which was a very fast beat. The music
was a upbeat and became very popular.
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1970s questions

  • What was the ’Civil Rights’ movement and how did it affect society?
All the minority groups like black people, gay people and othe small groups felt that it was time
to be equal with everybody else in society.There were lots of protests for equality of everybody
especially in the western world.
  • What advancements were there in the women’s movement in this decade?
In the 60's women protested against they inequality they felt but in the 70's women started moving in
law, medicine and other important business and government positions.

  • How/why did the Environment become an important issue?
With the cold war going on between the two superpowers(Russia, USA) and there spacerace and racefor improoving their tecnoligy, and taking photos of Earth from the moon,people appreciated our delicate planet even more.People started questioning goverments. Why did they build dams and destroyed forests. Why did farmers use so many pesticides to grow food.
  • why did so many social movments take place during the 70s?

People in the 70's, like the 60's, did nopt follow their parents thinking. The world was changing very fast for
them and they could see that inequality between people as not being right and started wanting to keep our
beautiful earth as it was and not see it destroyed.


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1980s questions

  • Why are the 1980’s seen as the ‘Me’ years?
Because people were into making money just to become richer and were heavily into the new
  • Who were the influential musicians of the 1980’s and how did they impact this era?
Michael Jackson, Madona who understood that music videos were important and so she put out there in the world
many different images of hersef atao catach atttention.
  • How did the removal of the Berlin Wall impact on western culture?
It meant that the cold war was over between Russia and USA and the western world did not have to spent so much
money on rockets going into space and rhe nuclear race. The western world wanted to rest from all the serious business of the cold war.


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1990s questions
  • In what ways were the 90’s the ‘Electronic Age’?
You have the internet, PCs, modems, mobile phiones, DVDs, digital cameras, printers, email,
MP3 players.
  • What were the major events that influenced the world during the 1990s?
Iraq invaded Kuwait (my family moved after that to Saudi Arabia for 2 years). Soviet Union collapsed
and they lost the Afganistan war. Apartheid ended in South Africa.
  • How did the advent of personal computers impact on language?
We sstarated using language like windows, websites, discs,
usbs, webpages.
  • Where were the beginnings of terrorism evident?
The begining was in Afganistan where Soviet Union (Russia) lost the war against the extreme muslim group.
They have straong base there now being in government and helped other terrorists in other countries.


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2000s questions

  • In what ways has ‘terrorism’ become a part of life?
There have been many bombings. In airports security is higher. They check people very carefully when
they get on planes. Governments around the world seem to be arresting people that are building bombs or
have guns in their homes.
  • What world events have had an impact on our lives?
7/11 terorist attacks on world trade centre in USA. Barrack Obama the first African American President in America and all the natural disasters.
  • What world events are shaping our lives now?
Global warming.
  • There have been many natural disasters in the 2000s. Explain how some of them they have impacted in this era.

There has been Black Saturday here and hurricane Katrina and many more. We re learning how delicate we all are and how we have to look after each other in the whole world.