Create a short multimedia project. Appropriate formats include a Word document, a PowerPoint® slideshow, a Portable Document File (PDF), or a Web page.
Include at least two of the following media, which should be drawn from the Primary Source Investigator and outside sources:
o Images from the period
o Audio clips from the period
o Short movie clips from the period
o Brief text descriptions and identifiers
Multimedia project should cover the following:
o Your choice of one trend from 1980s social culture. Include one or two images, video clips, or audio clips for this portion.
o Your choice of one trend from 1980s political culture. Include one or two images, video clips, or audio clips for this portion.
o Your choice of one trend from 1980s economic culture. Include one or two images, video clips, or audio clips for this portion.
The Booming 80s was the decade of the wealthy, of massive political, social, and technological changes. The AID's epidemic, rampant drug abuse, merger manias, Reaganomics, Mandela-mania, Gorbo-mania, rapid rise of billionaires, hi-tech revolutions, and the greenhouse effect swept across the world.
SOCIAL CULTURE: The 1980s were equipped with an expanded array of media sources to bombard the consumer with massive doses of advertising and marketing information. The electronic message reached the consumer through network television, cablevision, the VCR, theaters, satellite dishes, radio, and microcomputers. Through TV shows such as "Dynasty" and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," Americans were taught the virtues of wealth and the benefits that derive from it. Consumer credit skyrocketed as millions of people went deep into debt buying the vast array of consumer items in an attempt to live the fashionable life-style. It was an atmosphere that celebrated the glamour and prestige of the rich and famous. In this, The Age of Materialism, the concept was easily sold in an atmosphere where value systems are based on acquisition and economic development. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas cornered five of the top ten slots, including the first four positions.
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The solution provides insight, advise and a list of materials that can be used in putting together a multimedia project about trends in the 1980's. The solution is divided into 2 topics - social culture and economic culture.