(Mis)Reported and (Mis)Remembered: The Vietnam War

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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 pieces from a Vietnamese citizen, budding historians evaluate the conflict using graphic organizers. They finish by writing brief papers to summarize the material.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Engage pupils in an I Notice, I Wonder discussion using the Fog of War video included with resource
  • Use graphic organizers and primary source documents to discuss varying perspectives of the Vietnam War
Classroom Considerations

  • Students should have prior knowledge of the Vietnam War
Pros

  • Resource includes all documents and activities 
  • Easy to adapt instructional strategies to other lessons
Cons

  • None