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Students explore the origins of the war in Vietnam and consider the implications of U.S. involvement. In this Vietnam lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources regarding Dien Bien Phu, origins of the Vietnam War and, U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Students use their research findings to make classroom presentations.
Students explore the significance of the Gulf of Tonkin incident. In this Vietnam War lesson, students research selected Internet websites to determine how the incident prompted the United States to become involved in the Vietnam conflict.
Twelfth graders conduct interviews with people who lived during the 1960s and ask them to recall the events and identify songs associated with those events. The interviewees will be asked to express their feelings about the events and songs and if their feelings have changed or remained the same over time.
Students investigate the role of women during the Vietnam War. They conduct Internet research, and create a Chronicle of Women in Vietnam project that could take the form of a journal, PowerPoint presentation, or scrapbook that includes photos, essays, stories, music, and poetry.
In this contemporary U.S. history worksheet, students respond to 52 short answer questions about World War II, the Vietnam War, and NAFTA.
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about John McCain and then complete a variety of activities including spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.  
Students 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.
In this Cold War worksheet, high schoolers respond to 21 short answer questions regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and the Chinese Civil War.
Students explore American history by practicing their letter writing. In this Vietnam War lesson, students discuss the conflict in Vietnam and read a book about the war's impact on people in both nations. Students answer study questions about the conflict and write letters to living Vietnam Veterans.
In this famous people worksheet, students read about the life of Helen Clark and complete a variety of comprehension activities including but not limited to matching, sequencing, writing and spelling activities. An answer key is included.
Eleventh graders analyze the lyrics of protest music. In this Vietnam War lesson plan, 11th graders examine conflict as they consider the controversial nature of the war as evidenced in song lyrics. Students also consider the Iraq War and its impact on soldiers.
Students view a television program comparing conventional and guerilla warfare. They compare and contrast guerilla movements in Cuba, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Students also consider the American Revolutionary War from the perspective of guerilla warfare.
Middle schoolers reflect on their thoughts about the Vietnam War.  In this history lesson, students exhibit all they learned about the Vietnam War by sharing their knowledge through the creation of a portfolio that is shared with their parents.
Young scholars examine illustrations and readings about the Vietnam War. They discuss how the images show the theme of death. They write letters to veterans at a local veteran's hospital.
Students study biography from the 19th century. They read "The Red Badge of Courage." Students research a topic from the list provided in the lesson and write a 5-7 page paper. They study lyrics and melodies of the confederacy and contrast/compare their messages and meanings to the social climate of the day.
Students examine the impact of the Kent State shootings. In this 1960's American history lesson, students access interviews, images, and articles regarding the shooting and its causes. Students discuss how the shootings revealed a deep division within the United States.
Eleventh graders explore opinions regarding U.S. involvement in Vietnam. In this primary source analysis lesson, 11th graders analyze political cartoons related to the Vietnam War and then respond to the provided discussion questions.
Students explore justice issues. In this social activism lesson, students watch "Social Activism in the United States," and then locate newspaper articles from the 1960's and 1970's about events during the era.
In this Cold War worksheet, students respond to short answer questions regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and the Chinese Civil War. There are 5 short answer questions regarding each of the conflicts.
Students listen as the teacher explains the origins of the Veterans' Day in America. They complete a project in which they investigate different aspects one of the wars in which US soldiers participated. In the project they include a summary, an explanation of what it tells about a particular soldier or the war, and a personal reaction to the project.