NAME : ______________________

Composition

Ms. Gokturk

Welcome to the 1940s!

POWERPOINT PROJECT ASSIGNMENT

 

Published in 1951, Catcher in the Rye takes place during the 1940s, which were an interesting time in New York.

 

THE SITUATION: The class needs to know the background of the novel to enrich their understanding. Rather than have a boring Ms. Gokturk lecture you about what life was like, you will teach the class about a particular segment of the 1940s.

 

YOUR MISSION: You will work in pairs or individually to unearth some of the background of the 1940s. Choose a partner with whom you work well, as well as someone who can meet with your outside of class time during the week. For your research, you should use the Internet, search electronic databases, and visit the library for books. You will create a presentation on PowerPoint to introduce the rest of the class to the aspect of the 1940s with which you will become an expert. You will be given two class periods to prepare with your partner(s), but you should schedule extra time with your partner to work on your presentation outside of class.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

        Your slideshow must have a minimum of 5 CONTENT slides PER PERSON

        Your slideshow must have one title slide

        Your slideshow must have one citation slide that utilizes proper MLA style. Follow this format:

  • How to Cite for the PowerPoint
  • You should make your presentation as visually stimulating as possible by including clipart and graphics from the Internet. I will show you how to this magic.

            You should use your slideshow as an aid to help you present. Dont write out every single thing on your slides. Thats B-O-R-I-N-G!

            DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FROM THE SITES. Your job is to synthesize the information into a fresh, interesting way. Please follow the guidelines given in class.

            EXTRA CREDIT: Include a handout that teaches what your show is about. This should not be the slideshow. You should synthesize key ideas in bullet form onto ONE side of a sheet paper. Think about this as a cheat sheet that could be used by your classmates to study for a test on the subject. Be sure to refer to the handout during the presentation to help clarify or illustrate points. DO NOT PRINT MULTIPLE COPIES ON THE PRINTER. Please use Xerox.

     

    To begin, roll around the 1940s to get a taste:

           http://dewey.chs.chico.k12.ca.us/decsg.html

           http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson137.shtml

     

     

     

    TOPICS: Please, no more than one slideshow per topic hurry up and sign up now!

    I have recommended sites for starting places for information. These are not the only sites available. You should conduct your own searches and look in books and databases as supplements. Try the DECADES CD-ROM in the library. It's totally the cat's meow.

     

    Graphics: While you are searching, save any relevant images that you might use in your PP. Use NETSCAPE to save any photos or images; all images must save as a .gif or .jpg extension. A .bmp = a bitmap, which is really, really bad. It's gigantic and will crash your presentation.

     

           Cultural History -- What Happened During the 40s and early 50s?

    o       http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/decade40.html

    o       http://dewey.chs.chico.k12.ca.us/decsg.html)

    o       Baby Boom http://www.bbhq.com/bomrstat.htm

    o       World War II http://www.u.arizona.edu/~kari/rosie.htm

    o       Religion & beliefs

           US Politics (Look for major concerns of the decade)

    o       Include President Truman and other major people or moments in 1940s politics

    o       US role and attitude in war

    o       Political parties and political trends

    o       Immigration

    o       Welfare/public assistance/homelessness, etc.)

    o       http://www.fccj.org/library/deerwood/reference/pop.htm

    o       http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/govt1940.htm

    o       http://cdcga.org/HTMLs/decades/1940s.htm, http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/govt1940.htm

           Fashion: Mens and Womens, Boys and Girls

    o       http://www.costumegallery.com/1940.htm

           Pop History, Fads, and Lifestyles (pick highlights to present):

    o       Jitterbug Dance, Ziegfield Follies, Lindy Hop, The Slinky, etc.

    o       http://www.fccj.org/library/deerwood/reference/pop.htm

    o       http://members.aol.com/movieboy4/follies.html

    o       http://www.mcn.org/a/lindyhop/

           Cars:1940s and early 1950s Automobiles

    o       1940s http://mtmt.essortment.com/car_rtcy.htm

    o       1950s http://www.joesherlock.com/fifties.html

           History of Education in the 1940s

    o       http://www.arches.uga.edu/~mlmiller/timeline/1940s.html

           Music: of the 1940s and early 1950s (Don't forget the wartime music, swing, big band, etc.)

    o       http://www.1940.co.uk/history/sound/sound.htm

    o       http://www.dovesong.com/MP3/MP3_Popular.asp

    o       http://www.glennmillerorchestra.com/history.html

    o       http://www.fccj.org/library/deerwood/reference/pop.htm)

           Science of the 40s: Technology, Computers, Medical Advancements of the 1940s

    o       Analyze any new developments that we may take for granted

    o       http://www.heroism.org/class/1940/science.htm

           Poets and Painters

    o       The Beat Movement

    o       Abstract Expressionism -- Jackson Pollack

    o       http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/pollock/

    o       (http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/rebels/index2.htm

    o       http://www.fccj.org/library/deerwood/reference/pop.htm)

           Manhattan in the late 1940s: What was it like? (Give a picture: visually/pictorial, nightlife, subways, crime, safety, hot neighborhoods, etc.)

    o       Radio City (http://www.radiocity.com/eventcalendar/home)

    o       Central Park

    o       Architecture: What didn't exist then? What was built during this decade?

    o       Jazz and Night Clubs, (i.e. the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem) etc. (http://nyctourist.com/sightsee_menu.htm)

           About the Author, J.D. Salinger

    o       http://www.authorsontheweb.com/features/0012glossbrenner/salinger_jd-excerpt.asp

    o       http://www.morrill.org/books/salbio.shtml

    o       http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/salinger.htm

    o       Many other links exist!

           Censorship of Catcher in the Rye throughout the decades

    o       http://www.euronet.nl/users/los/censorhistory.html

    o       http://members.home.nl/wolthuis/

           Mass Media: TV & Advertising what was it like back then?

    o       http://www.tvhistory.tv/1940s%20Projection%20TV.htm

    o       http://www.adflip.com/view_decade.cfm?requestTimeOut=60&cfid=2355848&cftoken=95404976

    o       http://library.thinkquest.org/27629/themes/media/md40s.html

    o       http://www.mediahistory.umn.edu/time/1940s.html

           1940s Sports (look for major sports figures and favorite sports)

    o       Jackie Robinson http://www2.tltc.ttu.edu/Harper/3338Sports/Weblinks/1920-1950/1940s.htm

    o       Olympics during WWII

           HOLLYWOOD -- Movie stars and their movies: The Biggies

    o       http://www.moderntimes.com/palace/black/40.htm

    o       http://www.filmsite.org/40sintro.html

    o       http://www.magicdragon.com/UltimateSF/timeline1950.html#40sFilms