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The Vietnam War & its Impact on American Society
Foster discussion in your advanced high school history class with primary sources from the Vietnam War era. After a timeline activity involving manipulatives, pupils get down to business analyzing and categorizing the document set. All of this work is in preparation for a fish bowl discussion and timed essay.
10th - 12th Language Arts 83 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why." Remembering Vietnam is a powerful resource. The essential questions, the activities, the readings, the materials examined all seek to provide learners with the information Tim O'Brien refers to in The Things they Carried.
11th Social Studies & History 87 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
South Koreans in the Vietnam War
Students consider why South Koreans fought in the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War instructional activity, students engage in an activity through which they investigate why South Koreans fought in the Vietnam War and how their participation in the war was viewed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 15 Downloads
An Overview of the Vietnam War
A highly engaging warm-up activity kicks off this plan for teaching class members about the Vietnam War. After the anticipatory activity, the teacher chooses the means by which to provide an overview of the war (PowerPoint, lecture, textbook, etc.
11th Social Studies & History 51 Views 62 Downloads
Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" serves as a model for a poetry analysis activity. The whole class critiques the sample and then groups select a poem and prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate how their poet uses literary devices to develop themes.
7th - 9th Language Arts 126 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vietnam Once Again
Students share what they know about the Vietnam War before examining how the war was viewed and by people who lived during that period. They write essays expressing opinions on why it is still difficult for Americans to discuss the war.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 61 Downloads
Peace and Aggression: A Challenge of Our Time
Students examine the arguments for and against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. In groups, they must assign the Vietnam War a just or unjust war using the techniques used to fight and the reasons used by the government to declare war.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
The Vietnam War 1954-1975
Discuss the full travesty of the Vietnam War. Whether it's for history class, Memorial Day, or Veterans Day, this slide show is sure to make an impact on learners in the upper grades. Vivid images, concise language, and the complete causes, effects, and events which occurred throughout the entire war are defined here, including the actions of each president who held office during war time.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 48 Views 83 Downloads
New Review Drafting Board
Here is a great online interactive activity that will not only spur discussion on free speech and student expression, but will also involve a great deal of practice in identifying claims and supporting them with evidence.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 28 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
African Americans and the Vietnam War
No need to look any further. This resource has everything for a solid exploration of the role of African Americans in the Vietnam War. Class members read primary sources, including a Martin Luther King speech, political cartoons of the era, as well as a comic book.
11th Social Studies & History 27 Views 39 Downloads
Opposing Views on the Vietnam War
Students analyze the feelings of Americans regarding the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, students collaborate to research Internet and print sources regarding the perspectives on U.S. involvement in the war. Students participate in a simulation that requires them to consider how they would react to being called to service in Vietnam.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 201 Downloads
Opposing Views on the Vietnam War
Young scholars consider opinions regarding the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam instructional activity, students compare Nixon and Johnson's policies about the war. Young scholars also research the anti-war movements as well as the sentiments of the those how supported the war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 115 Downloads
The Vietnam War – Up Close and Personal
Students examine the impact of the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War instructional activity, students discuss the music, the video images, and the culture of the war. Students create a classroom timeline that features major events in the war and write about how the war impacted the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 107 Downloads
The Vietnam War: A Popular Music Approach
Students explore the Vietnam War in music. In this Vietnam lesson, students listen to and analyze popular music from the Vietnam era in order to understand the use of propaganda regarding the controversial war. Students develop questions for interviews with grown-ups who remember the war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 45 Downloads
1968: Year of Social Change and Turning Point in Vietnam and the United States
Eleventh graders examine the year 1968 in Vietnam and the United States. They work together to research events which they create a timeline. They also read primary source documents of veterans of the Vietnam War.
11th Social Studies & History 11 Views 39 Downloads
Blowin' In The Wind
In this song lessons instructional activity, students listen to the song by Bob Dylan, "Blowin' in the Wind." They search for key phrases that use the words, "How many," and list each one with the noun that follows the phrase. Students listen to the song a 2nd time and listen for time clauses involving the key words "before" and "till.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 81 Downloads
Genre: Short Story
Discover the genre of short stories with sixth graders. They discuss the characteristics of short stories from the book America Street. Then, they compare and contrast movies and television shows and chart story characteristics. Various readings are recommended along with a reflective activity.
6th Language Arts 71 Views 264 Downloads CCSS: Designed