Culture Show

“American Generations: Baby Boomers” – Real Deal English

18 May , 2014  

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For this first episode of the American Generations series, we’re talking about Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers were born after World War 2 from 1946 to 1966. What is special about this generation? What are their characteristics? What are they like today?

Key Vocabulary:

generations

Baby Boomers

World War 2

suburbs

lawn

fast food

cultural change

counter-culture

individualist

Rock ‘n Roll

rebellious

Civil Rights Movement

protests

Martin Luther King Jr.

Anti-War Movement

Vietnam War

draft

Hippies

sexual liberation

drug experimentation

Woodstock Music Festival

Women’s Liberation Movement

to enter the workforce

birth control

Gay Liberation Movement

Stone Wall Riots

to arrest someone

openly gay

to retire

to delay

social security

conservative

“of European descent”

immigrants

denial


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