Lesson Plan

The Soldier’s Experience—Vietnam versus World War I

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The Vietnam War and World War I were two very important—and different—wars. To understand the differences, and similarities, class members watch videos, examine primary source documents, and then create a newscast that examines the conditions experienced by World War I and Vietnam GIs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Add a note-taking tool or graphic organizer, so class members remain engaged during group presentation
  • Flip the lesson by requiring groups to work on portions of their newscast outside of class
Classroom Considerations
  • Time needed to prepare the newscasts may vary depending on your individual middle and high schoolers
  • 14th installment in a 15-part series
  • Requires learners to research material in a way that makes it feel more meaningful
  • Builds public speaking skills
  • Uses various exemplars to explain concepts
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