1950’s Home Economics

Yesterday in class we discussed civil rights in class and more specifically the advancement of women and African Americans. In class we talked about the cultural differences between the our current culture and the culture of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. In class I shared with my students a excerpt from a home economics book from 1961. In the article it becomes very clear how different a woman’s role was back then compare to today. This type of cultural difference is why it was such a radical change for women to enter the work force during war time.

Mr. McClung

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