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Decade: 1960-1969 Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about the major events of the 1960s including Woodstock, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and anti-war protests. Learn about this decade’s popular fashion, TV shows, and baby names. There are links to eThemes Resources on Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Civil Rights Movement.

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Read about the main events in 1960, then click on the arrow to advance to the next year. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Browse this listing of the most popular boy and girl names from the 1960s. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This University of Virginia site has primary documents from the 1960s. View images of draft cards, Woodstock posters and tickets, and more. NOTE: The "Hippies" link has two images of women that teachers should preview before deciding to share with the class.
See this site that covers many topics from the 1960s such as Fads and Fashion, Historic Events and Technology, as well as music. NOTE: Site includes ads.
This student-created site offers a history of the anti-war protests in the 1960s. Read about college rallies, demonstrations, and Woodstock. Includes video, audio, and photographs.
This site offers an overview of the Vietnam War. Click on "Slideshow" to view 20 photographs from the war.
This site has a map of the world that shows the political systems of the different countries in the 1960s. Some of the continents can be clicked on for more information.
This extensive site about the Beatles includes interviews and photographs, plus a lot of information about this famous band's songs and movies. NOTE: This site includes ads and user comments.
This site sums up the main events from the 1960s.
Browse this student-created site to discover the major events and achievements of the 1960s. Learn about the political issues, national budgets, sporting events, medical and scientific achievements, Emmys, Grammies, and Academy Awards for each year.
This student-created focuses on fashions and fads from the 1960s. Click on the links at left for more.
View photographs that document people from the 1960s and early '70s. Follow the "What Else Was Happening?" link to read more.
Find out which TV shows were the most popular from 1960 to 1969. NOTE: The site includes banner ads.
Learn what styles of clothing were popular during different decades.
Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his leadership in the 1960s American civil rights movement. Includes documentary photography on the marches and protests, interactive timelines about his life, and audio and text files of his speeches. An eThemes on famous African Americans and an eMINTS WebQuest on Dr. King are linked.
These sites are about John F. Kennedy, the youngest elected president. Read about America's famous 35th president, his policies, and his influence. Includes biographies, photographs, and audio clips of his most famous speeches. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on U.S. Presidents.
These sites are about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's life, presidency, and legacy. Includes information on his presidential library, his inaugurations, his concept of the "Great Society," the Vietnam War, the fight for equal opportunity for all, and more. There are lesson plans, videos, paintings and photographs, and speeches. Also includes links to the eThemes Resources "Decade: 1960-1969" and "Vietnam War."
These sites are about the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. from 1954-1971. Includes several timelines with the major events of the era explained. Take an online tour of several historical spots. Topics include the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Greensboro Sit-Ins, Little Rock Central High School, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, and Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. Read about civil rights leader Malcolm X and a first-hand account of the Freedom Rides of 1961. There are links to eThemes Resources on Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Black History Month.
These sites are about Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States. Includes timelines, biographies, video and audio clips, and primary documents. See the birthplace and burial site of Nixon. There is also information about the Watergate scandal, Nixon's resignation as president, and his pardon from President Ford. View photographs of President Nixon and Elvis Presley. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on U.S. Presidents.

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