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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.
Eleventh graders explore Communism. They explore Communism's roots in economics and discuss the spread of Communism in the Eastern Hemisphere. They evaluate a Communistic and a Capitalistic society. Students reflect upon the positives and negatives of Communism by writing a journal entry.
Students study the Vietnam War, the reason for U.S. intervention into the conflict and the uniqueness of the fighting in Vietnam. As a class they read selected letters written by U.S. soldiers serving in Vietnam, explore the primary conflict, slang associated with the war, and the tone of the letters. Students write letters to a soldier, create a time line, and observe relevant video clips.
Learners assess the involvement of the United States in Vietnam. In this Vietnam War lesson, students collaborate in small groups to analyze selected primary documents regarding the war. Learners determine why the United States was involved in the war and why they were unsuccessful in the war.
Students examine the impact of the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, 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.
Students examine the aftermath of war. In this Vietnam War lesson, students consider the implications of war as they analyze the image Siege of An Loc, South Vietnam. Students discuss the causes of the war and the outcome prior to investigating leftover shells and landmines that are still present in Vietnam.