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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Designed for teachers, a 15-lesson collection curated by the Smithsonian, examines how wars have impacted American society. Each resource includes a lesson plan, background information, a materials list, maps, images, and worksheets. An...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 1, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: War Coming Close to Home

For Teachers 8th Standards
Help readers develop the ability to understand complex text. Thanhha Lai's Inside Out & Back Again serves as the anchor work in this first unit that focuses not only on how word choice impacts tone and meaning, but also how to draw...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2: Case Study: Why Do People Flee Home?

For Teachers 8th Standards
The 20 lessons in Module 1, Unit 2 continue the study of Thanhha Lai's Inside Out & Back Again. Scholars build their skills as they analyze informational texts that look at the experiences of other refugees and the challenges they...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 1, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Free Verse Inside Out and Back Again Poems

For Teachers 8th Standards
The third and final unit in Module 1 asks students to craft two research-based, free verse, narrative poems that capture the experiences of refugees from a specific culture. Poets draw inspiration from their reading of Thanhha Lai's...
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Vietnam War

For Students 8th - 11th
The history, context, and ramifications of the Vietnam War are the topics of this lecture, which details the roles of China, England, France, and the U.S. in the conflict. A timeline and map guide viewers through the events of the...
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The Vietnam War (1945 – 1975)

For Teachers 11th Standards
Have you ever wanted to do something so perfectly you wound up not doing it well at all? Young historians use primary and secondary documents to analyze the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. The issues surrounding the...
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The Vietnam War 1954-1975

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss the full travesty of the Vietnam War. Whether it's for history class, Memorial Day, or Veterans Day, this slide show is sure to make an impact on learners in the upper grades. Vivid images, concise language, and the complete...
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The Vietnam War and Protest Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have resource for your Vietnam War curriculum file. Class members view a PowerPoint that details the background of the conflict and then examines the reasons for and the effects of protest songs on American attitudes toward...
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"Uncle Sam's Got Himself in a Terrible Jam": Protest Music and the Vietnam War

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
"And it's one, two, three...what are we fighting for?" Use music to assess the climate of protest during the Vietnam War, listening to and analyzing Country Joe MacDonald's "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" (lyrics included)....
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Mapping Your State's Role in the Vietnam War

For Teachers K - 12th
Students recognize reasons to celebrate Memorial Day. Students create a map of victims of the VIetnam War. Using the internet, students research information about soldiers from their state who were killd in action in Vietnam. Students...
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Compare and Contrast Knowledge of Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Kids compare and contrast knowledge of the Vietnam War. They consider what they know and how their knowledge has changed after listening to oral histories from the war. They compare the understanding of the war from the perspective of...
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The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Do pupils know that the Vietnam War spanned a period of 30 years? A war that long is bound to leave devastating effects. Help young historians develop a comprehensive understanding of the war through multiple units on the subject that...
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South Koreans in the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars consider why South Koreans fought in the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, students engage in an activity through which they investigate why South Koreans fought in the Vietnam War and how their participation in the...
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Vietnam War Quiz

For Students 10th - 11th
The Vietnam War is a fascinating topic. After reading or lecturing on this infamous war, give your class a 10-question multiple choice quiz to check for understanding. Saigon, military tactics, and major events are a few of the items...
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Teaching the Vietnam War with Primary Sources from the New York Times

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use the New York Times database of primary sources to teach a unit on the Vietnam War. The resource consists of a variety of primary sources as well as a lesson plan showcasing how to teach a lesson using them. Pupils analyze the sources...
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Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A picture can speak 1000 words. Scholars research the Vietnam War through the lens of a camera. Examining photos from the collection of Christopher D. Ammons allows open interpretation of life during one of America's darkest conflicts....
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US History Overview 3- WWll to Vietnam

For Students 8th - 11th
This video brings viewers up to modern history (1975) after taking them through WWII, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Though the format of the timeline might appear straightforward, viewers will be engaged...
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The Vietnam War

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Using poignant images, this presentation makes a statement about the Vietnam War. While the lists and information in the presentation show an anti-war bias, it could be used as a discussion-starter. High school students could use the...
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The Vietnam War: Geopolitical map and US Involvement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils identify the important geographic and political locations on a map of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. They draw and label 19 items of geographic and political importance. Students are introduced to the Vietnam War through power point...
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The Tet Offensive and the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discover how the United States became involved in the Vietnam War, the importance of the Tet Offensive in turning American public opinion against the war, and how the Vietnam War is still a part of American life and culture.
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The Vietnam War: Causes and US Involvement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the origins of the Vietnam War, including causes and US involvement. They are given a reading handout over the Vietnam war with questions to answer. Students are shown picture of important people, maps, and...
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The Vietnam War: War Protest and America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the article 'Bowling Alone'. They discuss the notes over war protest in the US during the Vietnam War. Students identify the main ideas of the article 'Bowling Alone.' They discuss the lecture on the war protest in...
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(Mis)Reported and (Mis)Remembered: The Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th Standards
What are the complicated legacies of the Vietnam War? Learners consider the question as they examine videos and primary sources from the conflict. After examining footage and documents such as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and an op-ed...
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Vietnam 1945 - 1975 :The 10,000 Day War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Each phase of the Vietnam War is fully developed and defined in terms of political cause and effect and social action. Phase one covers the onset of the war in 1945 through the French defeat at Dienbienphu. Phase two discusses American...
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Presidential Decisions During the Vietnam War

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
To begin a study of the Vietnam War, groups assume the role of a US president, examine primary source documents, and based on this limited information, must make a decision about the United States' actions during the Vietnam War. 
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An Overview of the Vietnam War

For Teachers 7th Standards
What is the best way to explain the devastation of war in an age-appropriate way? Here's a resource that makes it easier for young historians to understand the experiences of soldiers during the Vietnam War. Pupils participate in a...
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Opposing Views on the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers consider opinions regarding the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam lesson, students compare Nixon and Johnson's policies about the war. High schoolers also research the anti-war movements as well as the sentiments of the those...
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Vietnam

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
What do Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and communism have in common? They all have something to do with the Vietnam War. Scholars engage in readings, view related images, and read about important artifacts on the website.
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Opposing Views on the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the feelings of Americans regarding the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, students collaborate to research Internet and print sources regarding the perspectives on U.S. involvement in the war. Students participate...
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Refugees From Vietnam and Cambodia

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States may have pulled its troops from the Vietnam War in 1973, but the conflict was far from over for the citizens living in Asia at the time. An informative resource lets learners know about the wave of over 220,000...
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Chapter 28: Red Flags and Velvet Revolutions: The End of the Cold War, 1960-1990

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Set your historians up for testing success using this interactive flashcard tool. It is one of many learning strategies offered in this thorough online resource. Although designed for use with a text, the site is valuable independently....
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John Lennon’s Imagine and the Vietnam War in the 1970’s

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the song Imagine. In this Vietnam era instructional activity, students listen to and analyze the intention and meaning of Lennon's song "Imagine." They discuss what they think Lennon meant and how the song interplays...
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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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Vietnam War Wikispace Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Vietnam War worksheet, students link to the Vietnam War Wikispaces site and then respond to 21 short answer questions using the information presented in the wiki.
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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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America and Canada: The Post Cold War Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the provoking question, "What does the term social change mean?" They discuss the social changes taking place during and following the Cold War. Students participate in a short discussion, they are presented with facts...
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Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the United States’ displeasure with the Vietnam War.  In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders research the concept of Vietnamization. Students discuss the impact of the United States...
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The Vietnam War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners acquire information about the Vietnam War Era from the internet, textbook and various sources. They transfer the information that they have acquired into a newspaper format. Students create editorials, cartoons, graphics and...
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Vietnam War: Kennedy Assassination

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students determine how the Kennedy assassination impacted the United States and, more specifically, the Vietnam War. In this 20th century American history lesson, students read books and view video clips of the event and then write...
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Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
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...
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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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The Vietnam War – Up Close and Personal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the impact of the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson plan, students discuss the music, the video images, and the culture of the war. High schoolers create a classroom timeline that features major events in the...
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In Country: An Integrated Look at the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore aspects of the Vietnam War and how it relates to the heritage of America. In an attempt to understand the level of involvement, students analyze statistics from the Vietnam war. Students watch a video, read a book, and...
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Famous Photographs of the Vietnam War: Images that Influenced Peoples' Opinions About the War

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze photographs featuring the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam War lesson, 10th graders investigate selected photographs for the war and note their impressions of the photographs. Students consider the impact of...
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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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Offerings At the Wall: the Vietnam War Memorial

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research Vietnam War, complete audio interview of a Vietnam War veteran or a family member/acquaintance of someone who was a casualty of the war, and write an essay of what was learned through researching the war and conducting...
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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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Fighting the Vietnam War

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Vietnam War worksheet, students define 9 terms that relate to the war and respond to 8 short answer questions about the war as well.
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Empathy and the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the implications of the draft during the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam lesson, students analyze the lyrics of songs that explore differents opinions of the Vietnam draft. Learners particpate in a role-play activity that...
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The Impact of the Vietnam War on Popular Culture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine images of Vietnam War. In this Vietnam instructional activity, students watch a slide-show of photographs and documents from the era. Students discuss the implications of the war and prepare to embark on a research project.
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Why Did America Lose the Vietnam War?

For Students 8th - 12th
For this Vietnam study guide worksheet, students locate reasons that the United States lost the Vietnam War. Students respond to 3 short answer questions based on their worksheet as well as their textbook reading.
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The Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part one of a three-part series of videos on the Vietnam War is presented here. The video is quite good! It covers the reasons why the US got into the war in the first place, and does a good job of describing how this war was different...
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Remembering Vietnam

For Teachers 11th Standards
"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why." Remembering Vietnam is a powerful resource. The essential questions, the activities, the readings, the materials examined all seek to provide learners with...
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The Early Cold War: 1947-1970

For Teachers 9th - 11th
With a combination of images, maps, and valuable information, this presentation is a strong resource for a history class that is coming out of a WWII unit and into a Cold War unit. Some points are outlined for students, while others are...
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Vietnam War - Word Search

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Vietnam War word search worksheet, learners locate and circle 13 significant names and terms pertaining to this time period in world history. A word bank is provided.
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The Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Decision to Americanize the War in Vietnam

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students research the major events of the Vietnam War and construct a timeline. They do the same with the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson or the 1960's. They act as an advisor to President Johnson to recommend a course of action...
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Restructuring the Post War World: 1945-Present

For Teachers 10th - 12th
You have just entered the Cold War Zone, with 96 slides at your disposal. From changes in government in China, The Marshall Plan, and the Iron Curtain, to the Vietnam War and Ronald Regan, this presentation will help you cover it all. A...
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Beyond Vietnam

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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. 
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
An interactive resource covers all of the United States' most prominent and influential historic wars including the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the War of 1812, and the Korean War. Learners observe cause and effect as well as how violence...
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The Infamous and Ingenious Ho Chi Minh Trail

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Two Sides to Every Story: Day 1

For Teachers 7th Standards
The Vietnam war protests affected every aspect of 20th century mainstream culture. Seventh graders watch various protests and analyze how each one could have influenced shifts in music and verse. They read the short story "Stop the Sun"...
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Two Sides of Every Story: Day 2 and 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders read two different texts on the Vietnam War in order to analyze how different authors choose to portray a single event. They summarize each piece, considering the perspective and main idea of both.
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Two Sides to Every Story: Day 4

For Teachers 7th Standards
In collaborative groups, 7th graders discuss and analyze various texts relating events common to the Vietnam War era. They highlight main points in the texts and use them to create a found poem that describes a viewpoint represented in...
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World War II: A Visual History

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Explore the enormity of World War II, including its causes, prominent battles, and historical figures, with an interactive map and timeline. Divided into each year from 1939 to 1945, as well as sections pre- and post-war, the resource...
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The Cold War: 1945-1991

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The best part of this presentation about the Cold War is the various pictures, photos, and maps throughout the slides. The timeline of this time period is difficult to follow in the presentation, as well as the details about several main...
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Vietnam War-The War Unfolds

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Vietnam War worksheet, learners respond to 5 short answer questions about the war. Students also define 5 terms relating to the war.
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The Vietnam War & its Impact on American Society

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Foster discussion in your advanced high school history class with primary sources from the Vietnam War era. After a timeline activity involving manipulatives, pupils get down to business analyzing and categorizing the document set. All...
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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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Discovering Oral Histories of the Vietnam War Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students collect and examine the oral histories of various Vietnam War participants and share the results of their historical research. They investigate the oral histories of one of the defined participants of the Vietnam Era. Students...
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Vietnam War Personalities Activity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research a famous personality from the Vietnam War era. Using the Internet, they gather only information from the sites available to them and three other print sources. They write a two-page report and a visual illustration to...
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Vietnam: Lesson 4

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners take a closer look at war memorials. In this Vietnam lesson, students research the Vietnam War Memorial and then visit the memorial. As a culminating activity, learners research other war memorials.
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Rereading and Close Reading: Communism, “The Vietnam Wars,” and “Last Respects”

For Teachers 8th Standards
What might a papaya symbolize? Using the resource, scholars look for examples of symbolism in the novel Inside Out & Back Again. They also participate in a silent discussion called a Chalk Talk, writing their responses to a...
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A Brief History of Vietnam (1858-2004) and Its Evolving Communist System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the French colonization of Vietnam, the Vietnam War, and the current evolving Communist system. They develop political maps, outline the major events of the Vietnam War, write an essay, and compare/contrast democracy...
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Assessing Attitudes about the Vietnam War

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compare and contrast songs from the Vietnam Era. In this primary source analysis worksheet, 8th graders analyze the lyrics of "The Ballad of the Green Berets," and "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die-Rag." Students discuss...
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Vietnam War

For Students 8th - 12th
In this 20th century U.S. history worksheet, students read articles about the Vietnam War. Students then respond to 24 short answer questions.
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There’s More to a Picture…

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Create your own Vietnam War Memorial Wall. Class members select a name from a master list and using an Internet link, find images and information about an individual involved in the conflict. Images and fact sheets are then posted on the...
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Women on the Wall: A Vietnam Memorial

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students investigate the role of women during the Vietnam War. They conduct Internet research, and create a Chronicle of Women in Vietnam project that could take the form of a journal, PowerPoint presentation, or scrapbook that includes...
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From Korea to Vietnam: America Changes Her View on War

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders identify and analyze the differences between the Korean and the Vietnam Wars. In small groups they conduct research and create a scene from a movie that focuses on the Korean or Vietnam War. Students view and evaluate...
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Vietnam Revisited

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the impact of the Vietnam War. In this Vietnam and popular culture lesson, students research and plot major events in the conflict. Students interview people regarding their memories of the war and watch the movie " The...
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World War II

For Students 9th - 12th
In this contemporary U.S. history worksheet, students respond to 52 short answer questions about World War II, the Vietnam War, and NAFTA.
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Cold War Wars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this Cold War worksheet, students respond to 21 short answer questions regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and the Chinese Civil War.
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Man in Conflict - Vietnam and Literature

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze the lyrics of protest music. In this Vietnam War lesson, 11th graders examine conflict as they consider the controversial nature of the war as evidenced in song lyrics. Students also consider the Iraq War and its...
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Muhammad Ali and his Vietnam War Resistance: Defining Nonviolent Action through Gandhi and King

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Pupils research Muhammad Ali's act of civil disobedience. In this civil disobedience activity, students research Ali's defiance of the Vietnam War draft and compare his reasoning to Martin Luther King's thoughts on the war. Pupils debate...
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Presidential Decisions for War

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine reasons for wars. In this contemporary U.S. history lesson, 11th graders explore primary resources to analyze how presidents determine the reasons for entering into war. Students focus on the Korean War, Vietnam...
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Cold War Wars

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this Cold War worksheet, students respond to short answer questions regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and the Chinese Civil War. There are 5 short answer questions regarding each of the conflicts.
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The Sixties: Notes from the Ho Chi Minh Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians research the rationales for fighting the Vietnam War, and the controversies surrounding it. They watch film clips, examine photographs, and read Lyndon B. Johnson's message to Congress to gather information for a...
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The Vietnam War: Music of the Era

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students listen to famous songs of the Vietnam War Era. They complete a worksheet covering the ideas advocated/fought against therein.
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Why Did America Get Involved in Vietnam?

For Students 7th - 12th
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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Interpreting Political Cartoons – Vietnam Era

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore opinions regarding U.S. involvement in Vietnam. For this primary source analysis lesson, 11th graders analyze political cartoons related to the Vietnam War and then respond to the provided discussion questions.
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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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Ken Burns

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Innovation, politics, race, war...these themes are continuously evident in humanity over the course of history, and are revealed with spectacular imagery and commentary by famed documentarian Ken Burns. While primarily focusing on...
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Introductory Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the reasons for the Vietnam War.  In this World History lesson, students complete three activities that expand and reinforce their knowledge on why the Vietnam war was fought.
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The First Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
While most Americans can identify civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they often are not aware of how controversial he was in his time. Using video resources that include documentation of the first federal holiday to honor him...
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The Tet Offensive and the Vietnam War

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students comprehend how the United States became involved in what one historian called the quagmire. Students identify and analyze the importance of the Tet Offensive in turning American public opinion against the Vietnam War. Students...
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Vietnam War Gallery Worksheet

For Students 10th
In this World History activity, 10th graders examine various photos during a gallery walk.  Students write answers to the questions. 
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The Cold War Era (1945 - 1991)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Provide learners with an excellent resource focused on the Cold War Era. Starting in 1945 and going all the way to 1991, the Cold War Era included major historical events, such as the Berlin Wall, Warsaw Pact, the Korean War, and the...
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The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars examine the Vietnam war. They listen to and discuss the book, "The Wall," by Eve Bunting, conduct Internet research, and write a letter or send a card to U.S. military veterans in a local Veteran's Hospital.
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Peace and Aggression: A Challenge of Our Time

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the arguments for and against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. In groups, they must assign the Vietnam War a just or unjust war using the techniques used to fight and the reasons used by the government...
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A 60s Trilogy

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders select and research one of these three events from the 1960's-the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement or the counter culture movement- and select songs that are associated with these events. They prepare outlines and...
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Vietnam: Lesson 3

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the Gulf of Tonkin incident and investigate the Ho Chi Minh Trail. In this Vietnam lesson, students complete discussion activities about the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and the approaches of Kennedy...
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Vietnam War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the Vietnam War. In this wartime culture lesson, students use primary sources to examine the impact of protests and the draft during the Vietnam War. Middle schoolers create informational posters based on their...
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President LBJ

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a quick look at the Johnson presidency. Each of his major acts are discussed with images and video web links. The Voting Rights Act, Tet Offensive, Civil Rights Act, and War on Poverty are defined.
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The Media and the War: Is the Media Part of the Story?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The media is supposed to report the news, but can the media affect the events occurring in the news? Explore the ways the media has influenced world events in the last few centuries with a study of the Mexican-American War, the...
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War Support

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils view a video clip on Vietnam war veterans. They discuss the video on Vietnam War veterans. Students use the veterans statements about the war to relate it to the decrease in support for the war. They read section 3, and discuss...
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Cold War and Decolonization: 1945-1975

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In need of a PowerPoint focused on the Cold War? If the answer is yes, then look no further! Each slide expounds on the conflicts, politics, and economy that fueled the Cold War and worldwide decolonization. Note: There is a lot of...
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Lincoln and the War’s Larger Meaning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze Abraham Lincoln's view of the Civil War. In this American Civil War instructional activity, students read excerpts of Lincoln's speeches to determine whether he had a dual view of the war. Students respond to discussion...
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Globe Skills Lesson 11The Vietnam War

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students develop their globe and map skills, In this geography lesson, students examine the Vietnam War as they complete an activity that requires them to plot latitude and longitude.
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Contemporary American Wars

For Students 7th - 12th
In this contemporary U.S. war activity, students complete a graphic organizer that requires them to list arguments for the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars. Students also add details about congressional approval, support, and...
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Iraq anniversary: No celebration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read news articles/television reports about the D.C. protests and other similar war protests. They investigate the laws that relate to such protests. Students present their findings to the class.
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The Gulf War

For Students 7th - 12th
Teach your class about the Gulf War with an informational passage. Pupils read the one-page text and respond to four questions on the next page. 
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On This Day: The Tet Offensive

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
The Tet Offensive is the focus of video clips that show academics how the media viewed the Tet Offensive and how they affected others' views of the Vietnam War. The clips include a mixture of archival footage and a taped lesson. A third...
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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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Lesson One – Vietnam War Time Line

For Teachers 9th - 12th
To prepare for an in-depth study of the Vietnam Era, class members research and create a timeline that tracks the United States' involvement in Southeast Asia and especially Vietnam.
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The Things They Carried: Characters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"They all carried ghosts." Mitchell Sanders, Lieutenant Cross, Ted Lavender, Azar, Dave Jensen, Lee Strunk, Bob Kiley, Curt Lemon. Protagonists and antagonists? Major or minor characters? And what about Tim O'Brien? Author or character?...
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Vietnam War and Peace: Essential Questions (2016)

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Shared Resource Students will understand the key geopolitical and internal dynamics shaping Vietnam’s history 1956-1963.
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Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. They read the background to the Vietnam War and the social, political, and miliary issues surrounding the War and how they affected President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Program. ...
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Themes of Courage

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders create a PowerPoint presentation or a brochure in which they persuade an audience of their choice and why their solution is the best for the problem they tackled after studying the Vietnam War.
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War News

For Teachers 6th
The pros and cons of war are discussed in this social studies lesson. First, your class will listen to protest music from the 1960's, then they are given copies of a double-Venn diagram. Divided into groups, they must collect information...
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What Is War?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What kinds of human activity do we define as "warlike"? Middle and high schoolers examine various definitions of war and types of warfare, especially as these descriptions relate to the kinds of war we are witnessing at the beginning of...
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Tonkin Gulf Incident

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the Tonkin Gulf Incident. In this Vietnam War lesson, 11th graders conduct research of primary sources about the incident, analyze the sequence of events related to the incident, and decide whether the U.S....
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Letters Back Home: A soldier's perspective on World War I

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Wars have profound and lasting effects, not only on soldiers and their families, but also on their countries. As part of a study of World War I, class members read the letters of Paul Green, a soldier from North Carolina, who served in...
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The Vietnam War in Pictures

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the internet to view pictures from the Vietnam War. As a class, they discuss the involvement of the United States in the war. While watching a movie, they identify their favorite letters, songs and individual videos shown.
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Simulation on The Paris Peace Talks of December 1972 – January 1973

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
When warring countries come together to negotiate peace, there's so much at stake! Discover the viewpoints of the participants in the Paris Peace Talks to end the Vietnam conflict through an engaging simulation. Learners collaborate...
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Two Sides to Every Story: Days 1-5

For Teachers 7th Standards
Five days of lesson planning, done. Seventh graders develop strong cross textual and cross media analysis skills while learning about the Vietnam Era. They view a video and discuss the Vietnam War, explore vocabulary, compare two texts...
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Pattern of US Cold War Interventions

For Students 8th - 11th
Exploring the patterns and themes between Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam, including pre and post-U.S. involvement, this lecture reinforces the concept of history repeating itself. Corrupt regimes, the emergence of Communism and redistribution...
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Drums of War

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the political climate prior to major American wars of the past, then reflect on the current call for power to confront Iraq. They create posters using newspaper articles and headlines to highlight the major opinions of...
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The War in Vietnam - A Story in Photographs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars take on the role of an exhibit curator who has selected war photographs to create an exhibit that help people explain the foreign and domestic consequences of U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
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The Cold War

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Take your instruction on the Cold War to the next level by having learners participate in a group role-playing exercise, working to convey pertinent information and illustrate the intense anxiety related to this time period in the United...
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The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
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The Cold War in Asia

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dig deeper into the motivations and details of American involvement in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. This engaging video covers the events and profound effects of attempts made by the United States to prevent the spread of communism in...
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On This Day: The US Invasion of Grenada

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The 1983 invasion of Grenada was one of the first major military actions after the Vietnam War. The invasion took place during the tensions of the Cold War, making the stakes higher than what might be expected. Using President Ronald...
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The Things They Carried

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien's powerful collection of vignettes about the experiences of a platoon of soldiers during the Vietnam War, serves as a text for a crossword puzzle. The 23 clues asks readers to recall characters,...
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Cold War Conflict in Vietnam: The Vietnam-Era Presidency

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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...
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The Cold War Era 1949-1989: What Really Happened

For Teachers 11th
This novel approach to a discussion of the Cold War can be a way to introduce the topic in your classroom. The presentation is supposed to be played in conjunction with the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel. It features lists...
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Media Portrayal of the Vietnam War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
History classes can explore two different depictions of the Vietnam War experience with this engaging resource. While watching clips of Platoon and reading excerpts from the comic, The 'Nam, learners take notes for use in completing a...
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An Overview of the Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th
A highly engaging warm-up activity kicks off this plan for teaching class members about the Vietnam War. After the anticipatory activity, the teacher chooses the means by which to provide an overview of the war (PowerPoint, lecture,...
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African Americans and the Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th
No need to look any further. This resource has everything for a solid exploration of the role of African Americans in the Vietnam War. Class members read primary sources, including a Martin Luther King speech, political cartoons of the...
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Cold War

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze U.S. foreign policy since World War II, tracing origins and geopolitical consequences (foreign and domestic) of the Cold War and containment policy.
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1960 America: Foreign Policy

For Teachers 11th
The 1960's marked shifts in American culture, politics, and policy. Your class groups up to research a series of primary source documents resulting in a timeline and a 15 minute oral presentation. Active learning all the way.
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US History and Government Examination: August 2014

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Gulf War, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War all featured pivotal moments in United States foreign policy. Individuals consider how these conflicts changed the course of American diplomacy using an essay prompt and documents from a...
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John Lennon- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Whether you're studying the history of rock and roll, the Vietnam War, or the volatile period of the 1960s in United States history, this video on the career of John Lennon is a perfect addition to your curriculum.
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The Things They Carried: Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
". . .facts were formed by sensation, not the other way around, and when you listened to one of his (Rat Kiley's) stories, you'd find yourself performing rapid calculations in your head, subtracting superlatives, figuring the square root...
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Vietnam: Presidents Make Choices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Student analyze how Presidents Johnson, Kennedy, and Nixon handled Vietnam crises. In this Vietnam lesson, learners read presidential advisory reports regarding the war. Students participate is a simulation experience acting as president...
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"I Hear America Singing": Controversy and Music in the Mexican War

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the Mexican War and its outcome through music. In this primary source analysis instructional activity, 8th graders analyze the lyrics of selected songs to consider the 2 perspectives regarding U.S. involvement in...
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The Power of "Un" - Unpopular, Unrest, Unsuccessful

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners research and discuss the Vietnam War and the effect on Wisconsin. They read letters from Wisconsinites serving in Vietnam, visit a local cemetery and construct a tally graph of when people died, and discuss similarities between...
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Skepticism Toward Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain how the media portrays certain events and its effects on public opinion of government. They focus on Watergate, the Vietnam War, and the Clinton impeachment. They write essays about skepticism promoted by the media.
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Civil War

For Teachers 5th
What a great way to study the main battles of the Civil War! This creative and comprehensive lesson has learners review vocabulary relating to the Civil War, view a slide show, create a flow map of the major events, and create a poster...
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The Things They Carried: Character Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The seventh lesson in a ten-part unit that uses The Things They Carried as the core text, looks at the evolution of Norman Bowker, a character who "almost won the silver star for valor." Readers are asked to consider whether there are...
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The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
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Primary Source Worksheet: Clark Clifford, Letter to Lyndon B. Johnson

For Students 8th - 11th
Vietnam War did indeed turn into a quagmire. Learners of history will gain much from a close reading of this 1965 prophetic letter from the Secretary of Defense, Clark Clifford to President Lyndon B. Johnson, advising the president to...
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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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Napalm in Vietnam

For Students 9th - 12th
An assessment requires high school scholars to use their knowledge of the Vietnam War while analyzing primary sources. A short answer format asks pupils to identify the image and explain the significance of using napalm during the...
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Unit III Vietnam War: 1956 to 1963 (2016)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Shared Resource Powerpoint with Essential Questions of Unit III Vietnam War and Peace course, focusing on the transition from Eisenhower to the Kennedy administrations. Students (8-12+) will understand the key geopolitical and internal dynamics shaping...
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Vietnam War and Peace: Student Learning Outcomes (2016)

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Shared Resource Overview of Vietnam War and Peace Unit: students will understand the key geopolitical and internal dynamics shaping Vietnam’s history 1956-1963.
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History of the Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This resource shows video clips and still images while dramatic music blasts in the background. Written commentary is provided, but it moves quickly. While it probably moves too fast for a note-taking guide to accompany it, consider...
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Novel Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners take a closer look at the horrors of war. In this Vietnam lesson plan, students read Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers, participate in literature circle discussion about the novel, and complete a final project based on the...
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Building Background Knowledge: Vietnam as a “Battleground in a Larger Struggle”

For Teachers 8th Standards
Read. Stop. Think. Scholars use a reading strategy to process the challenging text, "The Vietnam Wars." They first read a paragraph and then stop to think about the text and what it says. Readers then go on to work with partners and make...
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The Nation in Conflict: The Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore American involvement in the Vietnam War. In this research skills lesson plan, students research Internet and print sources regarding the involvement of the United States in the war and the impact of the war on American...
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Poetry of Liberation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do writers use words to protest injustice, challenge the status quo, and shape their own identities? Individuals watch and discuss a video, read author biographies, write poetry and journals, develop a slideshow, and complete a...
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Two Sides to Every Story: Day 2 and 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders learn how various historic events can be portrayed in a variety of ways. The second and third days of an informative text unit reviews content-specific vocabulary before comparing and contrast the lives of Rosa Parks and...
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The Things They Carried: The Plot Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why does Tim O'Brien arrange his stories as he does? Why mention the death of several of the soldiers before detailing the events? Readers are asked to consider whether the arrangement of the stories contributes to O'Brien's presentation...
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The Wall - Reinforcing Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore American history by practicing their letter writing. In this Vietnam War lesson, students discuss the conflict in Vietnam and read a book about the war's impact on people in both nations. Students answer study questions...
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Vietnam Trade Pact

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore world trade issues. In this economics lesson, students read "Opening Doors to Vietnam," and discuss the trade negotiations between Vietnam and the Untied States. Students conduct further research on the topic and...
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History: The Lessons of Vietnam

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the influence of U.S. involvement in foreign wars on Smerican society. They develop interview questions to ask veterans of the Vietnam War and write letters of introduction to them. Following the link interviews,...
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Influential People Taking A Stand

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore how influential people have taken a stand on difficult issues and the consequences that followed. This lesson plan connect American studens with students in England who present their own person for exploration.
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Geography Now! Laos

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Laos may be one of the least understood countries in Southeast Asia. It remains communist, and it lives with remnants of the Vietnam War. Yet, it's home to lush biodiversity, including waterfalls and exotic animals. A video resource...
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Korean War Timeline and Journaling

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Explore significant events of the Korean War. High school learners conduct research of primary source materials from the war. They use their research findings to write reflective journal entries about the significant war events they...
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refugees From Vietnam and Cambodia

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the massive immigration from Vietnam and Cambodia.  In this World History lesson, 10th graders examine the crisis that led to this immigration.  Students participate in a debate on whether the United States owes a...
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The Khmer Rouge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine life in Cambodia and Vietnam from 1975-1979, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. They discuss how an otherwise peaceful society could allow such events to take place and write a short paper and complete a culminating project.
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Using Rock as Primary Source Material

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to a song which functions as an entertaining primary source. It illustrates the part angry, part irreverent anti-war sentiments of the counter-culture in the late 1960s. After hearing the song, students discuss how it...
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African American History: Honored as Heroes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
To gain an understanding of the treatment of African American soldiers during World War I, class members watch an excerpt from the History Detectives film, Our Colored Heroes, and then examine three recruitment posters from that time...
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The Things They Carried: Culture and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What would you carry? As part of a study of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, individuals are asked to imagine they have been drafted and are going to war. In a brief essay, they name three personal items they would take with them...
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The Things They Carried: Themes of the Book

For Teachers 9th - 12th
“A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior." How do you tell a true war story? Is The Things They Carried a true war story? Does it have a moral? A theme?...
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Building Background Knowledge: Guided Practice to Learn about the History of Wars in Vietnam

For Teachers 8th Standards
Find me on a map! Scholars use a map of Asia to help them better understand the article "The Vietnam Wars," focusing on word meaning in the title and subtitle. Learners then use guided notes while reading the article and discuss their...
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Building Background Knowledge: Small-Group Work to Learn More about the History of Wars in Vietnam

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars take a close read of "The Vietnam Wars." They answer questions and discuss in groups to arrive at the conclusion that the author respects the Vietnamese. They take part in a modified jigsaw discussion and end the exercise with a...
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The Wednesday Wars: KWHL

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What do you know about the Vietnam War? What do you want to find out? How to do you plan on finding this information? To gain an understanding of the backdrop of The Wednesday Wars, class members create a KWHL chart and then begin...
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The Vietnam War (1963-1973) and the Iraq War (2003---): A Comparison

For Teachers 10th - 12th
If you are planning a unit on military history that includes a comparison between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, this resource may be useful. It lists possible sources for pupils to use to complete the graphic organizer which prepares...
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Wars in Korea and Vietnam

For Students 9th - 10th
In this war worksheet, students write answers to questions that have them analyzing the causes and effects of various actions on the wars in these nations.
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Closing Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students reflect on their thoughts about the Vietnam War.  In this history lesson, students exhibit all they learned about the Vietnam War by sharing their knowledge through the creation of a portfolio that is shared with their parents.
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The Early Tensions of the Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students uncover the roots of the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students research the political philosophies of the Soviet Union and the United States during the era as they define key vocabulary and discuss government systems....
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Anti-Vietnam War Movement Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young scholars examine reasons why many Americans opposed the Vietnam War. In this world history lesson plan, students view a Powerpoint of anti-war images and a timeline of events that led to the war. Young scholars examine speeches...
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The Brief American Pageant: The Stormy Sixties

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Intended for use with The American Pageant by David Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen, and Mel Piehl, this slideshow includes maps and graphs that detail politics and social dynamics in 1960's America. The textbook is not necessary for...
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Vietnam Crossword

For Students 6th - 7th
In this crossword puzzle learning exercise, students read the clues and find 8 words about the Vietnam War to complete the crossword puzzle.
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Presidential Election 2004: Five Presidents' Calls for War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine five president's reasons for entering into a war. Using the text, they answer questions and discuss their answers with the class. They also examine President Bush's reasons for going to war in Iraq and how that...
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World War II Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions about World War II. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Muhammad Ali: Boxer and Civil Rights Activist

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Many young people today know Muhammad Ali as the aging boxer who lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics. Introduce young historians to Ali the boxer, the Civil Rights activist, the war protestor, and the humanitarian with a powerful lesson...
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American Foreign Policy Since World War II (The Cold War)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify and interpret some key figures and major events during the Cold War era, including the Korean War, Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs Invasion, and the United States and China Cold War Relations. They...
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Chapter 25 – The Vietnam War

For Students 9th - 12th
In this U.S. history worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the Vietnam War and respond to 56 short answer questions.
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Vietnam: A Divided Nation

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine events leading up to and during the Vietnam War. They research assigned topics utilizing interviews, Powerpoint presentations, timelines, and collages in their presentations.
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Modern United States 1941 - Present -- Primary Access

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine events in recent American history. In this primary source analysis instructional activity, students explore several photographs and documents about the Cold War, Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War.
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Vietnam War and Peace: 1956 to 1963 (2016)

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Shared Resource Students will understand the key geopolitical and internal dynamics shaping Vietnam’s history 1956-1963.
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Controversies of the Vietnam War

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders listen to "Blowin In the Wind" by Bob Dylan and analyze what the song is saying about Vietnam. They explore how some of society felt toward the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
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Guerilla Warfare

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Pupils view a television program comparing conventional and guerilla warfare. They compare and contrast guerilla movements in Cuba, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Students also consider the American Revolutionary War from the perspective of...
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Stars and Stripes Forever: Researching Veteran's Day and Historical Events

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research Veteran's Day and wars that affected the United States. In this research lesson, 6th graders work in small groups to create an oral presentation based on Internet and conventional research. They complete...
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The Things They Carried: Biography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"I want you to feel what I felt. I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth." A 10-lesson unit using The Things They Carried as the core text begins with an audio biography of Tim O'Brien. The powerful...
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Cold War Hot Spots

For Students 9th - 12th
Vietnam, Korea Cuba, Afghanistan, Iran and Nicaragua were all considered Hot Spots during the Cold war. Groups research one of six countries, locate that country on a world map, define terms, and investigate issues and outcomes....
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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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Afghanistan Today: Civil War and Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. They analyze the role of religion and cultural identity in shaping governments. They also examine the United States foreign policy.

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