The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

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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 include readings, class discussion questions, and even a final project.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Differentiate for English learners by allowing them to read the content with a partner
  • Extend learning by showing locations of Vietnam today through Google Maps or Tour Builder
Classroom Considerations
  • Some topics related to war may prove sensitive to some learners
  • Uses graphics to explain difficult concepts
  • Teaches about the various presidential administrations that dealt with the Vietnam War through a hands-on activity, a presidential capsule; even better—the resource provides the necessary materials
  • Although it gives a lesson plan in how to use the readings, it may require some extra work to plan out the concrete details