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"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. The objective stance permits individuals to formulate their own opinions about the Vietnam War and the Vietnam Memorial. A must-have for an English Language Arts or Social Studies curriculum library.
U.S. History: The Vietnam Conflict
Students investigate the reasons for American military involvement in Vietnam. Among topics covered are the Domino Theory and the Cold War with the USSR. In small groups, students critically examine photographs from the war and complete photo analysis worksheets.
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.
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.
South Koreans in the Vietnam War
Learners consider why South Koreans fought in the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, 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.
Vietnam War Quiz
The Vietnam War is a fascinating topic. After reading or lecturing on this infamous war, give your class a 10-question multiple choice quiz to check for understanding. Saigon, military tactics, and major events are a few of the items they'll need to know to get an A.
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.). Next, 11th graders answer a series of questions to ensure a fundamental understanding. Lastly, individuals receive a timeline strip with a particular event that they research. On paper, they create a description/depiction of the event and place it in chronological order with the other posters. All of the necessary resources are included.
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. All of the discussion questions are included as are the materials. In the end, 11th graders create an informational flyer for King's April 4th, 1967 speech. It includes a synthesis of information they learned throughout.
America and the Vietnamese Conflict Unit
Pupils brainstorm what they know about the Vietnamese Conflict using terms which they sort into historical categories. They focus on essential questions which include the American reaction to the spread of Communism, American involvement in the Vietnamese Conflict, and how technology evolved during the conflict. They critically study a set of images to increase their understanding of the situation. Finally, they complete an essay or poem as an assessment.
US History Overview 3- WWll to Vietnam
This video brings viewers up to modern history (1975) after taking them through WWII, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Though the format of the timeline might appear straightforward, viewers will be engaged because of the bright text and the relevant pictures. This resource provides just enough information to develop a firm grasp on the most important events of the 20th century.
Social Studies: Lesson 2
Students explore the beginning of Communism. In this World History instructional activity, students exhibit their knowledge of Communism and the Marshall Plan through completion of a map activity.
Muhammad Ali and his Vietnam War Resistance: Defining Nonviolent Action through Gandhi and King
Students research Muhammad Ali's act of civil disobedience. In this civil disobedience lesson, students research Ali's defiance of the Vietnam War draft and compare his reasoning to Martin Luther King's thoughts on the war. Students debate nonviolent action and write a response to Ali's violent/nonviolent nature in his life and draft resistance.
Why Did America Get Involved in Vietnam?
In this Vietnam study guide worksheet, students investigate what led the United States into involvement in the Vietnam War. Students respond to 7 short answer questions based on the worksheet as well as textbook reading.
The Vietnam War – Up Close and Personal
Students examine the impact of the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson plan, 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.
Why the US Fought and Lost the Vietnam War
Students examine the role of the United States in the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, students research primary and secondary sources to find out why the United States was involved in the war and why it was unsuccessful in the war.
Korean And Vietnam Conflicts: Similarities And Differences
Eighth graders study the historical significance of the Korean and Vietnam Wars in this unit of study. They investigate the different ideologies that were involved and examine the effect of the wars on local veterans.
Pattern of US Cold War Interventions
Exploring the patterns and themes between Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam, including pre and post-U.S. involvement, this lecture reinforces the concept of history repeating itself. Corrupt regimes, the emergence of Communism and redistribution of wealth, and various attempts by the U.S. to stabilize each government all tie these nations together through the second part of the 20th century. Here is an excellent auxiliary for the end of a Cold War unit.
Communism and Containment
Students "discover" top secret documents that describe the "Patriot" program. They are assigned the task of educating the American people about the threat of Soviets taking over America, including the key points of the Truman Doctrine from 1945 to 1990.
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. They present their ideas to the class making sure to support their arguments. To end the lesson, they develop viable alternates to war.
Eighth graders explore Cold War Era threats. In this world history instructional activity, 8th graders research the threat of Communism and nuclear war brought about by the Korean War and Vietnam. Students watch clips of speeches and build a mock fallout shelter in their classroom.