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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.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 38 Views 138 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
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
Mapping Your State's Role in the Vietnam War
Students recognize reasons to celebrate Memorial Day. Students create a map of victims of the VIetnam War. Using the internet, students research information about soldiers from their state who were killd in action in Vietnam. Students explore the sacrificies of soldiers.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 78 Downloads
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
The Vietnam War
Part one of a three-part series of videos on the Vietnam War is presented here. The video is quite good! It covers the reasons why the US got into the war in the first place, and does a good job of describing how this war was different than any other conflict the country had ever previously been involved in.
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
"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
The Tet Offensive and the Vietnam War
Students discover how the United States became involved in the Vietnam War, the importance of the Tet Offensive in turning American public opinion against the war, and how the Vietnam War is still a part of American life and culture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 50 Downloads
Conflict & Cooperation
Considering such conflicts as the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan, what motivates nations to cooperate? Your class members will analyze past and current international events in order to understand the types of conditions and objectives that prompt interactions between foreign nations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Compare and Contrast Knowledge of Vietnam War
Kids compare and contrast knowledge of the Vietnam War. They consider what they know and how their knowledge has changed after listening to oral histories from the war. They compare the understanding of the war from the perspective of stakeholders involved.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
"Uncle Sam's Got Himself in a Terrible Jam": Protest Music and the Vietnam War
"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.
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 12 Views 135 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 Infamous and Ingenious Ho Chi Minh Trail
The United States National Security Agency described it as one of "the great achievements in military engineering of the twentieth century. Support your classroom study of the Vietnam War with this brief but effective video, which describes the political, strategic, economic linchpin that was the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 20 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
Restructuring the Post War World: 1945-Present
You have just entered the Cold War Zone, with 96 slides at your disposal. From changes in government in China, The Marshall Plan, and the Iron Curtain, to the Vietnam War and Ronald Regan, this presentation will help you cover it all. A highly comprehensive, clear, and well-organized resource, a wonderful addition to any unit on world politics after WWII.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 148 Downloads
Influential People Taking A Stand
Seventh graders explore how influential people have taken a stand on difficult issues and the consequences that followed. This lesson connect American studens with students in England who present their own person for exploration.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 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
John Lennon’s Imagine and the Vietnam War in the 1970’s
Students analyze the song Imagine. In this Vietnam era lesson, students listen to and analyze the intention and meaning of Lennon's song "Imagine." They discuss what they think Lennon meant and how the song interplays with their own understanding of the 1970's and the Vietnam War.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 136 Downloads