Timelines and netTrekker, K-12

Reviewed web sites. Students can enter a date range and find noteworthy events in world history, visual art, U.S. history, innovations and discoveries, famous people, and American literature. Students click on the category to go to reviewed web sites on narrower topics. Timelines can be used to expand background knowledge in a novel study; put historical events in context; or generate discussion on politics, science, culture, etc. Here’s an example from the 1952-1962 timeline:
• nuclear arms race
• McCarthy era
• Brown v. Topeka Board of Education
• Southern Christian Leadership Conference
• Invisible Man
• Lord of the Flies
• polio vaccine
• structure of DNA