Today, The Atlantic unveiled the “Life Timeline” interactive.
Use a “drop-and-drag” menu to input your birthday, and it will deliver a visually engaging history of the key events that have happened during your lifetime. The timeline includes political, cultural, technological and other kinds of developments, along with an intriguing short summary.
As we all know, teenagers love to talk and write about themselves, and this tool could be an intriguing personal hook to connect with history.
It doesn’t really fit into The Best “Today In History” Sites list, but I can’t think of a better place to put it.
And, speaking of personal hooks for potential student research projects, you might also be interested in The Best Places For Students To Learn About…Their Names.