The Oil Industry in America, 1950

This film, titled “Twenty Four Hours of Progress”, traces the importance of oil in US industry, economy and the lives of individual Americans.

The tone and narration can make it seem boring to our media-savvy students, however the topic is relevant in American society today as new technologies are being introduced and explored every day.

This film offers many possibilities in the classroom in various Social Studies and environmental studies.

For more on the 1950s check out our Powerpoint:

1950s

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