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History Blueprint: The Cold War (US History)

For Teachers 11th Standards
In this well-organized and inquiry-based collection, high schoolers examine primary and secondary source documents and video clips in preparation for an investigation into the Cold War. Scholars analyze its beginnings, the global impact...
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Vietnam 1945 - 1975 :The 10,000 Day War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Each phase of the Vietnam War is fully developed and defined in terms of political cause and effect and social action. Phase one covers the onset of the war in 1945 through the French defeat at Dienbienphu. Phase two discusses American...
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The Vietnam War 1954-1975

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A picture can speak 1000 words. Scholars research the Vietnam War through the lens of a camera. Examining photos from the collection of Christopher D. Ammons allows open interpretation of life during one of America's darkest conflicts....
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Cold War Conflict in Vietnam: The Vietnam-Era Presidency

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Comparing and evaluating various media types is a great way to build critical analysis skills. Learners read about the Vietnam era presidency, specifically the foreign policy established by Johnson and Nixon. Then they compare several...
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Military Advisers in Vietnam: 1963

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did the beginning of the Vietnam War factor into the Cold War with the Soviet Union? As part of a study of American involvement in Vietnam, class members read a letter address to President Kennedy and his response in which he...
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The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Do pupils know that the Vietnam War spanned a period of 30 years? A war that long is bound to leave devastating effects. Help young historians develop a comprehensive understanding of the war through multiple units on the subject that...
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Teaching the Vietnam War with Primary Sources from the New York Times

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use the New York Times database of primary sources to teach a unit on the Vietnam War. The resource consists of a variety of primary sources as well as a lesson plan showcasing how to teach a lesson using them. Pupils analyze the sources...
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(Mis)Reported and (Mis)Remembered: The Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th Standards
What are the complicated legacies of the Vietnam War? Learners consider the question as they examine videos and primary sources from the conflict. After examining footage and documents such as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and an op-ed...
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An Overview of the Vietnam War

For Teachers 7th Standards
What is the best way to explain the devastation of war in an age-appropriate way? Here's a resource that makes it easier for young historians to understand the experiences of soldiers during the Vietnam War. Pupils participate in a...
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Presidential Decisions During the Vietnam War

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
To begin a study of the Vietnam War, groups assume the role of a US president, examine primary source documents, and based on this limited information, must make a decision about the United States' actions during the Vietnam War. 
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Opposing Views on the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider opinions regarding the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam instructional activity, students compare Nixon and Johnson's policies about the war. Students also research the anti-war movements as well as the sentiments of the...
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Opposing Views on the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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The Decision to Americanize the War in Vietnam

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students research the major events of the Vietnam War and construct a timeline. They do the same with the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson or the 1960's. They act as an advisor to President Johnson to recommend a course of action...
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The Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Doonesbury—the sage of our time—had a lot to say about the complex national feelings around the Vietnam War. Class members examine cartoon strips to suss out the various perspectives around the conflict on the home front after preparing...
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A Study of Vietnam through Primary Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover details about the Vietnam Era. In this 20th century American history lesson, students participate in classroom station activities that require them to analyze speeches by President Nixon, music from the era, and...
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Chapter 28: Red Flags and Velvet Revolutions: The End of the Cold War, 1960-1990

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Set your historians up for testing success using this interactive flashcard tool. It is one of many learning strategies offered in this thorough online resource. Although designed for use with a text, the site is valuable independently....
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Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the United States’ displeasure with the Vietnam War.  In this American History lesson plan, 11th graders research the concept of Vietnamization. Students discuss the impact of the United States withdrawing from...
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Nixon & the Imperial Presidency (5)

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive American history learning exercise, students answer 18 fill in the blank questions regarding the Richard Nixon presidency. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Evaluating a Legacy: A Look at Richard Nixon

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils evaluate the presidency of Richard Nixon. In this Nixon presidency lesson, students research how Nixon has been portrayed in media and popular culture since 1972. Pupils also research Nixon's foreign and domestic policies in order...
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Women on the Wall: A Vietnam Memorial

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
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...
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The Vietnam War

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students analyze U.S. involvement in Vietnam. In this Vietnam War lesson, students listen to their instructor present lectures regarding the Cold War as well as the conflict in Vietnam. Students study U.S. involvement in the armed...
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Nixon

For Students 6th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, students find the words that are related to the life of Richard Nixon. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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History of the Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This resource shows video clips and still images while dramatic music blasts in the background. Written commentary is provided, but it moves quickly. While it probably moves too fast for a note-taking guide to accompany it, consider...

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