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CONTENT QUESTIONS
DECADE
UNIT QUESTION
CONTENT QUESTIONS
1940s
In what ways was radio the lifeline of Australia in the 1940’s?
  • What was happening in the world in the 1940’s?
  • Why were dance bands and their music so popular?
  • Why was nostalgia such an important element of
pop music? * Who were the great music stars in the 1940?
  • How did the roles and lives of
women change during the 1940’s?

1950s
What influence did rock and roll have on the world?
  • What was the Baby Boom?
  • Where did rock’n’roll originate?
  • What threats to world peace flared during the 50’s?
  • In what ways did peacetime encourage economic and industrial change?
  • In what ways were the 50’s conservative?


1960s
Why was this decade called “The Swinging Sixties?”
  • In what ways were the 1960’s revolutionary?
  • How did the ‘Space Race’ impact on the world?
  • Why did this revolution occur in the 60’s?
  • What was ‘social change’?
  • What topics were the subjects of political demonstrations?


1970s
Why did so many social movements take place during the seventies?
  • What was the ’Civil Rights’ movement and how did it affect society?
  • What advancements were there in the women’s movement in this decade?
  • How/why did the Environment become an important issue?


1980s
What influence did the birth of video gaming have on the world?
  • Why are the 1980’s seen as the ‘Me’ years?
  • Who were the influential musicians of the 1980’s and how did they impact this era?
  • How did the removal of the Berlin Wall impact on western culture?



1990s
What were the major events that influenced the world during the 1990’s?
  • In what ways were the 90’s the ‘Electronic Age’?
  • How did the advent of personal computers impact on language?
  • Where were the beginnings of terrorism evident?



2000s
There have been many natural disasters during the 00’s. Explain how some of them they have impacted this era?
  • In what ways has ‘terrorism’ become a part of life?
  • What world events have had an impact on our lives?
  • What world events are shaping our lives now?