During this semester we participated in a decades activity. Our class split up into groups of 4-5 students per group and chose a decade we wanted to learn more about. My class covered decades from the 1920's, 1940's, 1950's, 1970's and 1980's. My group chose to cover the 1950's. This project entailed researching all about what happened during those ten years. We researched things from historical events to inventions to foods that were popular during that time. Once we found all the facts we needed we created a PowerPoint and display board that showed off all of the fun and interesting things about the 1950's. We then brought in our project, and food and dressed up as if we were from the 50's and presented our project.
This is a great project to do with children because it gets them extremely involved with the decade they choose to research. I learned a lot not only about the 1950's, but also about all the other decades my classmates researched because it was fun and exciting to visit each station and learn about that particular time period.
Here is link to another blog about the Decades Project: