The Eighties

Essay Question:

For your family, what best characterized the 1980s -- political conservatism? religious conservatism? a fascination with the "lifestyles of the rich and famous"? purely personal events?

To support your argument, get some family stories about this era. The following questions should elicit family stories that will be useful to you. Composing your own questions might be even more successful, especially if you base those questions on your knowledge of your family chronology and history.

More general questions for further conversation: