Learn about the political climate and the popular culture of the 1980s. Includes information about the Challenger disaster, Rubik’s Cubes, George Bush, the invention of computers, and more. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.
The Presidential Library and Museum site has information about George Bush and his term in office. Take a virtual tour of the museum by clicking on the link at left. Also explore the "Biographies" and "Photos" links.
Learn about eighties music, culture, movies, and arcade games on this site. Click on any of the links below the title to view content in that area. NOTE: This site includes banner ads and other sponsored links.
This site includes essays, interviews, teaching modules, case studies, and primary sources on the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. This resource is appropriate for use by teachers and students in the upper grade levels.
These sites are about Ronald Reagan, a former actor who went on to receive the most electoral votes of any president. Learn about his accomplishments as president, the assassination attempt, the controversy of the Iran-Contra Affair, and his wife, Nancy. Includes photographs, video clips, and audio files. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on U.S. Presidents.
These sites are about President George Herbert Walker Bush, his accomplishments, the challenges hes faced as president of the United States, and his legacy. Includes links to pages with information on his life, the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Gulf War of 1990-91, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and more. Includes links to audio files, interactive maps, and lesson plans. Also included are links to eThemes Resources on the decades of the 1980s and 1990s during which parts of his presidency occurred.