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EQ: Why did America go to war? EQ: Was the war in Vietnam just?
Objective:
Students will evaluate
and orally discuss the
reasons for Americas
involvement in Vietnam.



Activities:
- PowerPoint
- Forced choice group
activity
Objective:
Students will learn
about major American
leaders during Vietnam
War through
evaluating primary &
secondary sources.

Activities:
- Jigsaw
- Film Clips
- Think-Pair-Share
Objective:
Students will examine
the military discourse
through reading and
critical thinking.



Activities:
- PowerPoint
- Class reading
Objective:
Students will use film
to draw conclusions
about the My Lai
Massacre.



Activities:
- Film
- Guiding questions
Objective:
Students will
empathize with
soldiers who fought in
Vietnam.



Activities:
- Film
- Guiding questions
- Photo narrative
Assessment: Participation Assessment:
Participation,
worksheet, exit card
Assessment: Exit card,
participation, guiding
questions
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EQ: How were Americans and Vietnamese affected? EQ: How did Americas role support/counter the promotion of democracy?
Objective:
Students will analyze
photographs as primary
sources.



Activity:
- Photo narrative (cont.)
Objective:
Students will use music
to analyze the Vietnam
War from the
perspectives of
Americans.

Activity:
- War protest song
analysis
Objective:
Students will think
critically about Nixons
role in the war through
reading.


Activities:
- PowerPoint
- Reading
Objective:
Students will analyze
interviews to gain
empathy about the
wars impact in on
America.

Activity:
- Analyze interviews

Objective:
Students will evaluate
whether the Vietnam
War promoted
democracy through
multiple sources.

Activities:
- Discussion
- Essay Planning
Assessment: Comparing and contrasting in writing
experiences of soldiers and home front.
Assessment: Participation, classwork Assessment: 5
Paragraph Essay
I. Calendar Vietnam War Unit