Presidential Decisions During the Vietnam War

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the warm-up exercise as a journal prompt
Classroom Considerations
  • One goal of the exercise is to simulate the decision-making process when only a limited amount of information is available
  • Some of the images in the PowerPoint are disturbing
  • The 33-page packet includes carefully scaffolded, richly detailed plans, essential questions, primary source documents, worksheets. and assessments
  • None
Common Core