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May 2007

The Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century
Clicks to the Chiefs an interactive timeline covering 12 presidents.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

The site was developed by the Learning Technology Center in The University of Texas at Austin College of Education with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It tells the story of twelve Presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton through a selection of digitized assets from the collections of the twelve Presidential Libraries of the National Archives.
The site is well designed and organized. The content is divided into two main sections: Interactive Timeline and Educators. A text version is also available.

This informative and thought provoking Presidential Timeline will appeal to students, teachers, and history buffs alike. It tells the story of the twelve Presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton through the documents, photographs, audio recordings, and video relating to the events of the presidents lives. The Interactive Timeline includes facts about each Presidents early life and career, the presidency and post-presidency. This section also includes exhibits that feature a synopsis of events that defined each presidents time in office such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor during President Roosevelts term or the fall of the Berlin Wall during President George H. W. Bushs term. There is also a searchable gallery of multimedia files that relate to the lives and careers of these presidents. Educators will find classroom ready educational activities for students to explore the resources in each of the exhibits.


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