Vietnam War Teacher Resources
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The Things they Carried: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
To generate interest in and enable readers to connect to The Things They Carried, class members write about what they carry—both tangible and intangible things. The class then makes a list of these things and compares the list to...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Vietnam War Personalities Activity
Students research a famous personality from the Vietnam War era. Using the Internet, they gather only information from the sites available to them and three other print sources. They write a two-page report and a visual illustration to...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
High School Students meet Veterans
Students meet Veterans. In this veteran lesson, students interview groups of Veterans from WWII, The Vietnam War, the Gulf War, The Korean War, and our current war. Students collect audio and visual media to create a website dedicated...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The End of the Soviet Union
What caused the Soviet Union to collapse? What led Ronald Reagan to reach out to Mikhail Gorbachev? Did the United States ever have a working relationship with the Soviet Union? The answers to these questions are detailed in this...
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Brief American Pageant: The Stormy Sixties
Intended for use with The American Pageant by David Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen, and Mel Piehl, this slideshow includes maps and graphs that detail politics and social dynamics in 1960's America. The textbook is not necessary for...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
War Poetry, Journals and Letters: Viet Nam
Examine letters written during war-time. In this cross curricular history and English lesson, middle and high school scholars read letters and poems written by soldiers in the Vietnam war. They will examine the perspective and emotions...
7th - 11th English Language Arts
Sports and Politics: Making Statements
Learners examine the actions of Tommie Smith, John Carlos, and Muhammad Ali. In this United States history lesson, students explore primary and secondary sources regarding acts of political activism. Learners participate in speed...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Evolution of Mass Media after 1920
Eleventh graders study the importance of media through American History. In this American History lesson plan, 11th graders develop teamwork skills discovering information regarding an assigned time period. Students predict and analyze...
11th Social Studies & History