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31 reviewed resources for middle school vietnam war

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The Soldier’s Experience—Vietnam versus World War I

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Military Advisers in Vietnam: 1963

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Why the US Fought and Lost the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the role of the United States in the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, students research primary and secondary sources to find out why the United States was involved in the war and why it was unsuccessful in the war.
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The Vietnam War: A Popular Music Approach

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Vietnam War in music. In this Vietnam lesson, students listen to and analyze popular music from the Vietnam era in order to understand the use of propaganda regarding the controversial war. Students develop questions...
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The Vietnam War

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students analyze U.S. involvement in Vietnam. In this Vietnam War lesson, students listen to their instructor present lectures regarding the Cold War as well as the conflict in Vietnam. Students study U.S. involvement in the armed...
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How the Vietnam War Transformed California?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the effect of the Vietnam War on California. They work together to research social movements that occured during this period and its outcomes. They also interview veterans to better understand the impact of the...
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Civil War Newspaper

For Teachers 8th Standards
One photograph can represent so much more than the images on the film. Eighth graders select a photograph from the Civil War era and conduct additional research based on the subject matter from the picture. Once they complete the...
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POWs

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why did Vietnam POWs and their families receive more media attention than POWs in previous wars?  To answer this question, class members view artifacts, read articles, and engage in class discussion. Individuals then assume the voice of...
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Conflict & Cooperation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Considering such conflicts as the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan, what motivates nations to cooperate? Your class members will analyze past and current international events in order to understand the types of conditions and...
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War Poetry, Journals and Letters: Viet Nam

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Examine letters written during war-time. For this cross curricular history and English lesson, middle and high school scholars read letters and poems written by soldiers in the Vietnam war. They will examine the perspective and emotions...
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Research Project on the Impact of Civil War and Conflict on the Common Person

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students create character using their knowledge from one of the civil war case countries. They create resume and cover letter for character to apply to a UN agency, and conduct research to create presentation that matches the character...
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Martha Goes To War!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate how women went to war and the contributions that they have made in history. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a class presentation and answer some...
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A Soldier's Letters

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the role letters play in a soldier's life and learn background information about Vietnam in the 1960s.
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What Should President Truman Do?

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
After reading the article Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb, class members engage in a simulation, assume the role of President Truman or one of his advisors, and discuss the options open to the president. The exercise...
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The Cold War: Solving the Mystery of History with Voices on Vinyl

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the Cold War Era. In this world history lesson, 8th graders discover the positions taken by countries during the Cold War as they listen to lectures regarding the major events and turning points in the Cold War....
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1968: Year of Social Change and Turning Point in Vietnam and the United States

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the year 1968 in Vietnam and the United States. They work together to research events which they create a timeline. They also read primary source documents of veterans of the Vietnam War.
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The Twenty-Sixth Amendment and the Power of Youth

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Empower teenagers to take political matters into their own hands! After completing an engaging warm-up activity, class members discuss both sides of the youth voting issue, learn about the connection between military history and the...
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Social Studies: War and the Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the impact of the media on various wars, especially the Iraq and Vietnam wars. By examining cartoons and popular music as primary sources, they suggest motivations for the conflicts and propose reasons for public...
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Veteran's Day—Honoring All That Served

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Looking for ideas on ways to recognize Veteran's Day? Check out this 92-page packet that includes exercises designed for all grade levels. Reading passages detail the history of the holiday, research projects get individuals involved in...
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Lyndon Baines Johnson : Triumph and Tragedy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students view a documentary on Lyndon Baines Johnson. His presidency was both a success and a failure. After viewing, students discuss what they saw then create a poster for LBJ's 1964 presidential campaign. They discuss Vietnam as well.
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Understanding Remembrance Day

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
Remembrance Day. Veterans Day. Armistice Day. The history and traditions associated with November 11 are the focus of a packet designed to honor the service and sacrifice of those involved in war and peacekeeping activities.
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English Novel: Fallen Angels

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify a character in Fallen Angels and discuss the changes that occur in that character throughout the Vietnam war.  In this Fallen Angels lesson, students participate in literary circles in which each student has a...
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Should Students Have Free Speech?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. They examine some landmark cases supporting the freedom of speech and engage in a debate about the extent to which freedom of speech rights should apply to school...
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Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What role did women play in pop art during the 1950s and 1960s? The class researches the role of women in mid-century America and how those roles were portrayed through the pop art of the time. They use an excellent set of guiding...