The 1940s were consumed in large part with World War 2. While there were certainly pop culture elements that emerged and remain even today in our regular conversation, there seems to be much less than other decades. This includes the 1930s suggesting that it isn’t that the 1940s were so long ago as much as there simply wasn’t as much pop culture to enjoy and carry forward. What has carried forward, however, is very well known.
*****Please remember the inclusion of a link, show, movie, artist, etc. is NOT an endorsement. I included some things I am personally opposed to, but believe it is important to understand their relevancy. Some of the items included can make great launching points for discussion.*****
Here’s Looking at You, Kid
Play it again, Sam
I Say, I Say Boy
What’s up, Doc?
Who’s on first?
I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
(Watch this all the way to the end. Although not well known today, the Nicholas Brothers are AMAZING! Look up more of their dancing on YouTube to go down some fun rabbit trails!)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Pop Culture Literacy in Your Homeschool – 1940s