Teenagers and the Rock and Roll Revolution

When I joined the Tapestry of Grace coop in the Fall (a homeschool group that cooperates to study history, literature, geography, Church history, the arts and everything in between) one of the requirements was that I write and perform two presentations for the year. Today I did my first. I’d planned on doing ‘One Hundred Years of Women’s Rights’, but that fell through, and then I wanted to do ‘Women in the 1950s.’ But that didn’t work either. I thought about a comparison between the lives of Jewish, Russian and American women, but that was too complicated. So sort of by accident, I decided on ‘Teenage Culture in the Nineteen-Fifties’, or more poetically, ‘Teenagers and the Rock and Roll Revolution.’
I talked about the generation gap between adults who had experienced the Depression and the war, and their children, who didn’t understand why their parents were content to live and work in sedate little middle-class suburbs. I never thought I’d willingly do a presentation on Elvis Presley, but he was in there, too. For research I looked up a clip of him performing. Never again. *shudders*
I also researched James Dean, however, and I’ve been watching his movie Rebel Without a Cause online. I think it’s very good. I haven’t finished so my opinion may change, but thus far I think it’s very truthful.

Anyway, the visual aid for my presentation was the dress I’d made last weekend. So here are pictures.


  1. Aunt Joni Said,

    January 12, 2008 @ 11:45 am

    “She’s actually pretty good at that stuff isn’t she”, said Matt referring to the dress. :-D Aunt Joni says, “Oh it’s beautiful, Hannah. I love your choice of fabric!”

  2. Sonja!! Said,

    January 12, 2008 @ 4:10 pm

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! You look really pretty. =D The dress is simply beautiful. It fits you so well! I love love love love love it. Wear it swing dancing, please? =D

  3. Krissy Said,

    January 12, 2008 @ 6:27 pm

    Grrr humph *hits computer* I’ll just have to wait until Friday to see it. =) I’m sure it looks wonderful, though…I was wowed by it when it wasn’t even done! =)

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