• Write an 2 page editorial on the significance of the Beat Generation writers to American arts and culture (400 words) Please get your points from this website.( Visit the Wikipedia “Beat Generation” web site and read the following sections:

• Write an 2 page editorial on the significance of the Beat Generation writers to American arts and culture (400 words) Please get your points from this website.( Visit the Wikipedia “Beat Generation” web site and read the following sections: Influences on Western culture, rock n’ roll connections, and criticisms) 2. Write essay or create a slide show/power point that describes cultural life 1950s style from the 1950s web site, Redbook “In the Suburbs” video. Suggested topics include the following: women, religion & education, before and after the war, music & clothes, In the Suburbs, or teens & music.Here is a link for the video: https://archive.org/details/IntheSub1957 3.View 5 more food, smoke, and drink ads from the 1960s at the Classic TV Ads site Classic TV Ads: Free Classic Television Commercials.https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=old+commercials&oq=old+commercials/classicindex.shtml Write a 5 paragraph essay comparing ads of the 50s and 60s. Answer the following questions in paragraph form: 1. In what ways are the critiques of Riesman and Mills similar? How do these similarities relate to the larger concern about totalitarianism?

2. Were Mills and Riesman correct about the impact of mass culture? In subsequent years, were their fears born out? If so, how? If not, how not?


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GRADED ASSIGNMENT  Due 11/26

  • Write an 2 page editorial on the significance of the Beat Generation writers to American arts and culture (400 words) Please get your points from this website.( Visit the Wikipedia “Beat Generation” web site and read the following sections: Influences on Western culture, rock n’ roll connections, and criticisms)

2. Write essay or create a slide show/power point that describes cultural life 1950s style from the 1950s web site, Redbook “In the Suburbs” video. Suggested topics include the following: women, religion & education, before and after the war, music & clothes, In the Suburbs, or teens &music.Here is a link for the video:https://archive.org/details/IntheSub1957

3.View 5 more food, smoke, and drink ads from the 1960s at the Classic TV Ads site Classic TV Ads: Free Classic Television Commercials.https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=old+commercials&oq=old+commercials/classicindex.shtml

Write a 5 paragraph essay comparing ads of the 50s and 60s.

Answer the following questions in paragraph form:

1. In what ways are the critiques of Riesman and Mills similar? How do these similarities relate to the larger concern about totalitarianism?

 

2. Were Mills and Riesman correct about the impact of mass culture? In subsequent years, were their fears born out? If so, how? If not, how not?

 

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