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Short Paper 2 – Television in the 1950s
I.Choose (1) of the following popular 1950s television family situation comedies (sitcoms) and watch at least 2 episodes:
“Father Knows Best” (1954-1960)
“Leave it to Beaver” (1957-1963)
“The Danny Thomas Show – Make Room for Daddy” (1953-1964)
“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” (1952-1966)
“The Donna Reed Show” (1958-1966)
II.Conduct research on the American family of the 1950s.
III.Discuss the show’s impact on American society by considering the following questions:
What did each family look like?
-As far as its race, socioeconomic status (wealthy, middle class, poor), level education, number of members, dual or single parent household, etc. is concerned.
How were the men, women and children portrayed in the episodes?
-What were their roles, behavior, relationships, etc.?
What types of issues or problems did the family encounter?
What message or messages do you think this show trying to convey to Americans about family life?
Grading Criteria and Guidelines:
Paper is worth 20 points.
Should be approximately 2-5 pages in length – not including the cover page. No shorter than 2 full pages.
Papers should include a cover page that has the student’s name, date and History class section.
Based on text (chapter 28 in “The American Journey”) and class discussions. *Outside research is strongly suggested.
All papers must be typed, in 12-point font, double spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides.
Papers should use the MLA format for citations. You can also use parentheses for quotations.
Papers should provide a “works cited” page at the end of the paper.