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Covers colonial Indochina, Vietnam during WWII, the rise of Ho Chi Minh, Dien Bien Phu, the beginnings of U.S. involvement, the Gulf of Tonkin, escalation, protest at home, the Viet Cong, the Tet offensive, Vietnamization, the Paris peace talks, and the end of the war. Activities: writing letters home from the point of view of a soldier in Vietnam, composing opinion pieces assessing the influence of photojournalism on the war, and creating a class mural or exhibits about the long-term impact of the war.
This title is part of the series: BACKWARDS PLANNING CURRICULUM UNITS: U.S. History
Social Studies School Service