Students begin by watching a clip from Platoon, whereby they suggest adjectives to describe the impression given re American involvement in Vietnam and share their opinions on the source and what it suggests. They are introduced to 5 different reasons for US action in Vietnam, which they have to link to a description for each reason and a supporting quote. They then decide which of the 5 factors were the main reasons for US involvement. They main activity is to create a script for a voice-over to either condemn or support US actions. As always there are clear step by step instructions.