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  • In this module we shall be looking at how social dances reflect their time. The educator must guide the learners through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, and reflect and compare the dance styles, music and fashion and how these aspects have changed through the decades.

Exercise 1: the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s

  • Divide the class up into groups.
  • Assign different decades to the groups.
  • Have the groups research and deliver a presentation of their assigned era to the class.
  • Their presentation should include a demonstration of the dance style, pictures, oral presentation, video, music, fashion, etc.

The 50’s



  • General Eisenhower becomes the American President.
  • A fish is caught off the coast of Madagascar and identified as a prehistoric coelacanth.
  • Stalin dies in Russia in the same year as the Russians explode the hydrogen bomb.
  • Edmund Hillary from New Zealand climbed to the top of Mount Everest.
  • Disneyland opened in California.
  • The computer entered the workplace for the first time.
  • The Warsaw Pact forms all Eastern Block nations into a military alliance.
  • Roll on deodorants are introduced in America.
  • Laika, a dog from Russia, was the first Earth creature to live – and die – in space.


  • Movie Stars of the 50’s
  • Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, James Dean, Grace Kelly, Elvis Presley, Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando,
  • Movies
  • All About Eve, An American in Paris, From Here to Eternity, On The Waterfront, East of Eden, Rebel without a Cause, Oklahoma!, Giant, The King and I, The Bridge Over the River Kwai, Gigi, Ben Hur, Some Like It Hot, Pillow Talk,
  • Rock ‘n Roll Stars
  • Elvis Presley, Everly Brothers, Cliff Richard, Bill Haley and the Comets, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Platters, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Pat Boone
  • Rock ‘n Roll Hits
  • Good Golly Miss Molly, Let’s Twist Again, If I had A Hammer, Rock Around the Clock, Great Balls of Fire, Louie Louie, Tutti Frutti, Be Bop a Lula, La Bamba, Jailhouse Rock, That’s All Right Mama, Speedy Gonzales
  • Fashion
  • T-shirts, jeans, drainpipe trousers, bootlace ties, mid-calf wide skirts, bobby-socks
  • Dances
  • Rock ‘n Roll, Jive

The 60’s


  • Russia shoots down an American U2 plane violating its air space.
  • The first man in space is a Russian, Yuri Gagarin (1961).
  • John F Kennedy is elected as the youngest American President.
  • 200 people were injured during the Sharpville Massacre in Johannesburg.
  • Marilyn Monroe dies.
  • President Kennedy of America is assassinated in 1963.
  • Martin Luther King delivers his “I have a dream ” speech.
  • Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • Malcolm X, a black activist, is assassinated.
  • Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, is stabbed to death.
  • Dr Christiaan Barnard does the first heart transplant.
  • The “Six-Day War” breaks out in Jordan and 100 000 lives are lost.
  • The War in Vietnam breaks out.
  • The first man walks on the moon in 1969.


  • Movie Stars of the 60’s
  • Catherine Deneuve, Anthony Perkins, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Ryan O’Neal, Ali MacGraw, Barbra Streisand, Warren Beatty, John Wayne.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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absolutely yes
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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