Vietnam War Teacher Resources
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Presidential Decisions During the Vietnam War
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.
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"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)....
8th - Higher Ed
Lessons from the Vietnam War
What were the lessons learned from the Vietnam War? This powerful collection asks young historians to investigate the influence of the war on popular culture, on the Civil Rights Movement, on war reporting, on politics, and on the soldiers themselves.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The Vietnam War and Protest Music
Here's a must-have resource for your Vietnam War curriculum file. Class members view a PowerPoint that details the background of the conflict and then examines the reasons for and the effects of protest songs on American attitudes toward...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Communist Party Evaluation of the Tet Offensive (1968)
What did the Lao Dong Party, the Communist Party of Vietnam, consider the successes and failures of the Tet Offensive that began on January 30, 1968? As part of their study of the Vietnam War, class members use the provided comprehension...
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed