Learn about the major world and national events of the 1970s by scrolling through several timelines. There are also sites about popular culture during this time period. Topics include TV shows, pop music, fashion, dancing, and hippies. Includes many photographs and primary documents. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Richard Nixon.
The 1900s: The Seventies
This site has a list of the top news stories from every year of the 1970s. Topics range from news on the Vietnam War protestors to entertainment highlights of the year. Includes links to other decades.
SuccessLink: PowerPoint Decade Presentation
This lesson plan has students create a PowerPoint presentation on a previous decade. Includes a rubric that teachers can print out.
See a simple timeline that highlights major events from the 1970s.
PBS: Battlefield: Vietnam
Read a brief history of the Vietnam War. Includes a timeline, descriptions of the warplanes used, and more. The text is for older readers. NOTE: There is a link to a discussion forum.
The History Place: Vietnam War
This site has an extensive timeline of the Vietnam War divided chronologically into four sections. There is also a slideshow of photographs from the war.
Political Systems of the World in the 1970s
View a map of the world that shows the political systems of the different countries in the 1970s. You can click on some of the continents for more information. Scroll down for a brief history of world politics in the 1970s. The text is written for older students.
This student-created site focuses on the fashions of the '70s. Click on "70fe," "70ma," and "70sh" for text and pictures.
How to Tell if Your Child Is a Potential Hippie
This brochure from 1970 warns parents of signs that indicate that their children might become hippies. Includes advice on how parents can "cure" their hippie children. NOTE: The site includes a flashing banner ad.
This site has images of TV sets in the 1950s. Check out the links to electronic color televisions and remote controls. Click on "Stats- Facts" for graphs.
Title: Dancing Madness
Read a 1975 article from Rolling Stone magazine that describes the allure of disco dancing. Includes a list of some of the top disco albums from that year. NOTE: The site includes a banner ad.
Creem 1975 Reader's Poll
In a 1975 poll, readers of the magazine Creem list their favorite bands, songs, and more. NOTE: The site includes a flashing banner ad.
Gazette: The Century in Sports
This page features highlights major events in sports in the 70s, including Title IX.
Most Popular Names of the 1970s
Browse this listing of the most popular boy and girl names from the 1970s.
Fact Monster: A Century of Fashion
Learn what styles of clothing were popular during different decades.
Fact Monster: World History
Read a brief summary of the main events in the 1970s.
Fact Monster: Pop Music Timeline
Read a few highlights from the pop music world.
eThemes Resource: U.S. President: Richard M. Nixon
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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