Unit 10: Final

Final Assessment.mp4

Final Project Overview

You have successfully explored Pop Culture in America from the 1940's through the 2010's and investigated a number of areas of focus within the world of Pop Culture including Music, Fashion, Vehicles, Gaming, the Radio and Nationalism, the Civil Rights Movement, Television, Sports and Telecommunications. Now in our final course assessment you will take this information and either choose to share your findings in the “breadth assignment” where you will create a Top 20 Countdown or dive into a single area of focus with the “depth assignment” and create a webpage to share your findings.

Regardless of which assignment you choose to complete you will be demonstrating the value of pop culture as a historical tool to reflect and assess the shifting cultural beliefs and ideologies of a nation. It will be important that you reflect on the concept of Pop Culture in general, the major events that occurred within each decade and where Pop Culture is today.

As you look back on Pop Culture in America from the 1940's through the 2010’s you can see major cultural changes take place every 20 years or so as new concepts and technologies are introduced and American values evolve. We see this with cultural trends in the 1940's and 1950's, the 1960’s and 1970’s, the 1980’s and 1990’s and again with the 2000’s and the 2010’s. This also means that as we enter the 2020’s yet another major cultural shift is upon us - we will just have to wait and see what it is.

There is an endless amount of information to explore and I look forward to seeing how you chose to present your findings.

Final Project

Task: You will have the option of creating a Top 20 Countdown of Pop Culture elements that highlight shifts in American Culture from 1940 - 2019 OR You will research an area of focus within Pop Culture that we did not explore in this course and curate a webpage with the information you found.

(Groups: This is an INDIVIDUAL project)

Select ONE (1) of the Options Below to Complete:

Option ONE (1) - Breadth:

Pop Culture Through the Decades - Final Assessment (APC).pdf

Option TWO (2) - Depth:

Exploring New Areas of Focus Within Pop Culture - Final Assessment (APC).pdf