Back in Time for Dinner

One family takes on a dramatic social experiment – their home becomes a virtual time machine, transformed week by week. They eat their way through 70 years of Canadian home life and national history.

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Episodes

Back in Time for Dinner The 1940s

Welcome to the austere 1940s. In episode 1 of Back in Time for Dinner, the Campus family begin their time-travelling adventure. In the '40s they experience wartime rationing, strict gender roles in the home, technology-free entertainment and a diet lacking in the diversity of food that they are used to.
  • 2018
  • 00:43:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/05/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Back in Time for Dinner The 1950s

The affluent 1950s arrive. Like many others, the Campuses are riding the '50s wave of post-war prosperity. They enjoy a number of firsts — new kitchen gadgets, dining out at a restaurant and dinner in front of the TV. Meanwhile, mom Tristan continues to struggle with restrictive gender roles and the pressure for domestic perfection.
  • 2018
  • 00:43:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/05/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Back in Time for Dinner The 1960s

Swing into the rebellious 1960s. The times they are a-changing for the Campus family as they enter the "Swinging Sixties," with looser attitudes about how to dress, eat and live. Folk icons Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison (of Canadian music group Sharon, Lois and Bram) share their memories of coffeehouse counterculture with the teens, and later the family celebrates the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:43:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/05/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Back in Time for Dinner The 1970s

Enter the contradictory 1970s. The Campus family embraces the earth-tone transformation of their home, right down to the shag carpets and wood panelling. While Tristan remains in charge of the kitchen, she finally gets a bit of help from her husband. The family gathers for the historic '72 Canada / Russia Summit Series and gets the surprise of their lives ...
  • 2018
  • 00:43:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/05/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Back in Time for Dinner The 1980s

Take a sharp turn into the 1980s. The Campus family enters the decade of big hair, wild fashion and workout wear. For the first time since the series began, the men are sent to the kitchen to bake a quiche. Tristan gets some free time outside of the house and takes in the food trend of the moment – the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:43:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Back in Time for Dinner The 1990s

Dial up the 1990s. After five decades of time travel, the Campus family have made it to the dawn of the Information Age, where the entire world was suddenly available at the click of a mouse and everything seemed possible. The family is tasked to host an at home dinner party inspired by the decade's design and lifestyle icons. They ...
  • 2018
  • 00:43:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]