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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Descriptive and dynamic graphics
  • Opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open-answer questions to check for understanding, add additional resources, or create a discussion question for an online open forum (requires free online registration)
Cons

  • Narration moves quickly
  • Some ideas raised in the video will require more instructional support and detail
Common Core