The Vietnam War

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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 themselves with background information from online research and video clips. After, they consider how the war continues to affect American foreign policy with a whole class discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to identify the perspective of the cartoons included with the resource 
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource uses a racial slur to describe Vietnamese people
  • Class members need access to computers during class and to complete homework
Pros

  • Cartoons are fun for students to examine
  • Worksheets are simple and ready to use in the classroom
Cons

  • Lesson plans may have unreasonable expectations of what a pupil can do in time allotted for class time and overnight assignments
  • Does not include all resources mentioned, such as a DBQ