Why Did America Get Involved in Vietnam?
In this Vietnam study guide worksheet, students investigate what led the United States into involvement in the Vietnam War. Students respond to 7 short answer questions based on the worksheet as well as textbook reading.
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The Fight on the Home Front: The Controversy about U.S. Involvement in Vietnam
Students investigate American involvement in Vietnam. In this Vietnam lesson, students analyze political cartoons regarding the controversy regarding American involvement in the war. Students share their findings and impressions with...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Military Advisers in Vietnam: 1963
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Women’s Rights in Iraq
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
African American Involvement in World War II
What was the role of African Americans in World War II? How were these roles influenced by and manipulated by racial attitudes of the 1930s and 1940s? Class groups locate and analyze primary source materials before using GoogleDocs or...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Earworms: Those Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head
We've all been infected by earworms at one point or another. But don't worry! These aren't creepy crawly critters that live inside our heads. Follow along with this short video as it explores the interesting psychology behind the...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Why Don't Ants Get Stuck In Traffic?
Ants don't get stuck in traffic jams because they work together. View an intriguing video that explores the flow of ant traffic by comparing it to car road traffic. If ants can keep their flow of movement steady, then why can't humans?
7 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Sixties: Dylan Plugs in and Sells Out
Before Woodstock, there was Newport. Get plugged in to the social changes of the 1960s with a lesson that looks at Bob Dylan's performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival as a symbol of the radical changes that marked the era.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Beyond Vietnam
On April 4, 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his speech "Beyond Vietnam." The controversy that followed is the focus of a three-lesson unit that asks class members to consider the political and social implications of King's stance.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Cold War Conflict in Vietnam: The Vietnam-Era Presidency
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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History