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  1. The 1950’s and 1960’s teenager Some headlines in magazines and newspapers of the 1950’s The kids grow worse Are teenagers taking over? Are you afraid of your teenager?

  2. Show Rebel without a Cause • Class Discussion: How is an American teenager portrayed in this film?

  3. American Film- Rebel without a CauseDid you consider? • a. the teenager having the lead roleb. the parents and other adults are portrayed as bumbling fools who don't know what's going on, while the teenager is the righteous one, the hero.c. James Dean's line "you're tearing me apart!" shows a rebellious attitude that is crucial to teenage culture.d. James Dean's conflict with his parents reflects one that many teens go through.

  4. Blackboard Jungle- American film • Class Discussion: How is an American teenager portrayed in this film?

  5. Source Study-student volunteer to read

  6. Subculture- rebellious teenager • Emerged in the 1950s. • Britain had teddy boys, the United States had greasers and Australia had bodgies (boys) and widgies (girls).

  7. Think-Pair-Share Routine • With a partner write down everything that is mentioned in the clip - Rock n roll and technology – impact on the teenager (see next slide) • Brainstorm with class- teacher write answers on the Board.

  8. Rock n roll and technology – impact on the Australian teenager • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLdLqnQEEoU • Play clip up till 5.21

  9. Influences of Rock n roll on teenagers • Rock’n’rollwas criticised for encouraging scandalous behaviour. Teenagers danced differently to their parents. • Their clothes, language and attitudes offended some the older generation (CONSERVATIVES) , who saw their rebellion as a sign of juvenile delinquency. The church and the newspapers (CONSERVATIVES)warned Australian teenagers about the dangers of a bodgie lifestyle and of listening to the wild music of performers like Elvis Presley.

  10. Television’s Impact on teenagers • Daily soap operas were finished by 3pm and local TV stations needed programming to fill the void until evening shows began.  • Since teenagers got home at that time, local stations hired radio DJs to play popular teenage music as cameras televised teens dancing. • One of the first was Six o clock rock hosted by Johnny 0 Keefe.

  11. Popular dances bop, swing, jitterbug and the boogie-woogie.

  12. Rock’n’roll hit Australia in the mid 1950s • Teenagers loved it, although not all parents approved. • American films, music, fashions and dances dominated the youth scene.

  13. Rock’n’roll hit Australia in the mid 1950s • Teenagers loved it, although not all parents approved. • American films, music, fashions and dances dominated the youth scene.

  14. Influences on teenage fashion: • Influences on teenage fashion: Cinema, television and rock 'n' roll. • Youth market clambered to copy the 'style of the stars'. • Teenage fashion quickly developed into a huge industry in its own right. Marlon Brando and James Dean- 1950’s American actors

  15. 1960’s Fashion

  16. Now complete • Activities questions (teacher decides) • Read Pages 435-438 • Answer Activities Questions 1-4 • Questions on Page 438.