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Recall the Introduction of Colour Television in the 1950s

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory of the advent of colour TV in TuningĀ In, In Colour! Today we take coloured television programming for granted. But bringing colour to the small screen was, in its day, an engineering marvel. Read about this technicolour revolution, and how consumer demand for coloured television propelled incredible innovation.

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Entertainment, Science and Technology

Featured Date Range: 1950 - 1970

Number of pages to print: 7

Included: memory-stimulating narrative, 2 memory games featuring the 'small screen', answer key

Completion time: 30 - 50 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

RetroSparX Text Teaser activity icon
text teaser

The Rush to Colour (Text Teaser memory game) - Drawing from a list of words, complete the titles of television shows that began in the black and white era, and transitioned to colour.

Features of The Rush to Colour

  • 3 pages of nostalgic television shows
  • bold technicolour graphics; large print for easy reading
  • easy to complete for fans of early television
  • can be completed individually; definitely great for a broader audience of 'couch potatoes' though!
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline, with mild dementia or (with a bit of support) with moderate dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Text Teaser memory game sample
RetroSparX Quote Shuffle activity icon
quote shuffle

Boob Tube Abuse (Quote Shuffle memory game) - Rearrange letters in a grid to reveal two unflattering quotes about television from famous entertainers.

Features of Boob Tube Abuse

  • single page with 2 hilarious quotes
  • large print for easy reading
  • a bit challenging to complete - will take some time, but will be rewarding when the quotes are revealed
  • can be done individually, but this is one where you might benefit from the 'brain waves' of others!
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline or (with a bit of support) for those with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Quote Shuffle memory game sample