Operation Babylift was a humanitarian mission initiated by President Gerald Ford in April, 1975. South Vietnam was falling and the US began a large scale evacuation of thousands of Vietnamese orphans and abandoned children. Working closely with seven adoption agencies, the US government evacuated over 2000 orphans before Saigon fell. This curriculum guide chronicles Operation Babylift from the perspective of the people who were actually there. This is a great resource to make history come alive and allow students to recognize how history impacts individual lives. There are interesting, heartwarming, inspiring, thought provoking and tragic components to this story.Operation Babylift is not in the history textbooks. I conducted extensive research using primary and secondary sources as well as conducting first person interviews to create a historically accurate curriculum guide aligned with the Common Core Standards.The curriculum guide is filled with historical passages each with a supplemental comprehension activity. While learning about this topic, students will develop skills in the areas of critical thinking, comprehension, analysis, writing and public speaking. This is a great resource to teach your students about an amazing little known historical event.