An Overview of the Vietnam War

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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 warm-up activity about landmines, create a timeline, watch an interactive lecture, and participate in a class discussion to gain a better perspective of the conflict.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the class by asking them to read some material or watch a short video clip about the Vietnam War
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires quite a few materials, including chart paper, sticky notes, scrap material, art paper, markers or crayons, and printed worksheets
  • Discuss some of the topics with discretion, as they may prove sensitive to some scholars
Pros

  • Provides a worksheet for learners to take notes
  • Answer keys and an example timeline make grading easy
Cons

  • None
Common Core