The Vietnam War (1954-1975)
Intro: Overview, Attendance, Agenda, Enduring Understanding, Review Essential Question, Objectives, Standards
Enduring Understanding: Countries are affected by their relationship with each other.
—How does military conflict divide people within cultures?
—Should citizens support the government during wartime?
Objections: Students will know…
—how the United States became involved in Vietnamʻs conflict with France.
—how the United States increased its influence in the conflict during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.
—why the United States military could not quickly defeat the Vietnamese forces.
—the problems that the Vietnam War caused at home.
—why 1968 was such an important year during this era.
—the steps President Nixon took to end the conflict in Vietnam.
—the important impact the Vietnam War had on American culture and politics.
—Culture (#6, #9)
—Time, Continuity, & Change (#2, #5, #8)
—People, Places, and Environments (#1, #2)
—Individual, Groups, and Institutions (#5)
—Power, Authority, & Governance (#5)
—Science, Technology, and Society (#2)
—Global Connections (#4)
The Vietnam War
—Using Vietnam War History as a resource, do the following:
—Read the article
—Watch three videos from the article
—Listen to two speeches
—Answer the following questions with specific facts from the article
—What was the Vietnam War about?
—Was the Vietnam War worth it? Why or why not?
—What are some consequences of the Vietnam War? Are those consequences still affecting American today? Why or why not?
—Share your answers via Google Docs by the end of your block
Homework: Current Event Worksheet #15 due tomorrow-topic to include government decisions, war, military, or drafting.