6th-8th Grade History Activity: Magazine Maker
Travel back to the 1950s and create a magazine using our Magazine Maker tool. Choose your magazine’s name, select the article topics, and choose from several pictures. Then write your own articles! You can save and print each page to create your own magazine.
Need to review your 1950s history? Here are a few links to help you get started:
- Films about the Cold War
- Activity on the Baby Boom & Cold War
- Fact Sheet on the Baby Boom
- Fact Sheet on the 1950s
- Journalism activities
This activity is available in our American History B course
The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.