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What, there was a crocodile escape? Read, analyze, and examine a newspaper article with your class about the crocodiles that escaped in Vietnam. Your English language learners note the facts and key vocabulary in the story and answer comprehension questions. The grammatical focus is on present perfect tense.
Tenth graders analyze photographs featuring the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, 10th graders investigate selected photographs for the war and note their impressions of the photographs. Students consider the impact of photojournalism on the war as they keep track of their impressions on the provided graphic organizer.
"And it's one, two, three...what are we fighting for?" Use music to assess the climate of protest during the Vietnam War, listening to and analyzing Country Joe MacDonald's "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" (lyrics included). Historians discuss feelings the song evokes and the nature of music within protest. Groups jigsaw different stanzas to analyze meaning, share findings, and then write a new stanza for the song, which could easily be adjusted as a homework assignment.
Comparing and evaluating various media types is a great way to build critical analysis skills. Learners read about the Vietnam era presidency, specifically the foreign policy established by Johnson and Nixon. Then they compare several editorial cartoons from the era using an attached worksheet. They evaluate the author's perspective on the situation and summarize the impact of Vietnam on foreign and domestic policy.
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.
Each phase of the Vietnam War is fully developed and defined in terms of political cause and effect and social action. Phase one covers the onset of the war in 1945 through the French defeat at Dienbienphu. Phase two discusses American military escalation and involvement beginning with the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Phase three covers the Nixon Presidency and the end of the war. Really informative!
The history, context, and ramifications of the Vietnam War are the topics of this lecture, which details the roles of China, England, France, and the U.S. in the conflict. A timeline and map guide viewers through the events of the Vietnam War. They will be enthralled by the growing tension between North and South Vietnam, and the increasing political and military presence of the U.S. It also details the My Lai Massacre, which could prompt a class discussion on the ethics of battle.