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The Vietnam War Timeline: Understanding the Nature of a Controversial Conflict

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The story of the Vietnam War is often told through images. Young historians analyze images and primary sources —including the Vietnamese Army's Seven Commandments poster and photos of the daily life of soldiers—to construct a timeline of the conflict. A series of questions later asks them to consider causes and effects of specific events in the war. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use to review the major military events of the Vietnam War
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson requires some background knowledge of the Vietnam War
  • Class members need computer access
Pros
  • Images are compelling and some are unusual
  • Activity promotes critical analysis and deep reading of images
Cons