The 1970s were an interesting decade. Not as rebellious as the 1960s, but not as hip as the 1980s. It was the decade we celebrated America’s Bicentennial with painted barns and fire hydrants across the country. It was the decade of the BeeGees with 10 number one hits, disco, and latchkey kids. Pet rocks, Charlie’s Angels, Sean Cassidy, and the Osmonds. Good times!
So what do we still reference today from the 1970s? More than you might realize!
*****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.*****
Jump the Shark
May the Force Be With You
The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat
King Tut by Steven Martin
Whatcha talkin bout?
Good Night, John Boy
(There is no good video of it online. Here is an interview about it.)
Magic Johnson and Larry Bird
I’m Just a Bill
Nellie (no last name necessary!)
Swedish Chef – Bork bork bork
Video Killed the Radio Star
Brady Bunch Theme and Opening Design
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia
Pork Chops and Applesauce
My Nose! Something Suddenly Came Up!
Movin’ on Up
Pop Culture Literacy in Your Homeschool – 1970s
Categories: History & Geography