Lesson Plan

Teaching the Vietnam War with Primary Sources from the New York Times

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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 and share their observations with the class for discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Work with the English Language Arts department to develop an interdisciplinary study on the importance of communication and journalism during the Vietnam War
Classroom Considerations
  • Suggests viewing all images beforehand and filtering which to use for the class
  • Make sure learners possess an understanding of primary source analysis before beginning
Pros
  • Includes a handy worksheet to use for primary source analysis
  • The lesson plan effectively scaffolds learning
Cons
  • None