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My Lai Massacre Primary Source Comparison

My Lai Massacre Primary Source Comparison
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This assignment has students look at the different perspectives of the My Lai Massacre. They read from Lt. William Calley, other soldiers who were involved, a letter from a citizens of My Lai, and look at a cartoon and newspaper front page. They will be asked to make three conclusions about each source. For the conclusions, they should describe what each source says/shows happens and why it happened. There is one summary question that asks students to explain how the events of My Lai helped lead to public distaste for the war in Vietnam. Students will need some background on the fighting in Vietnam.
Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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