The Cold War: The Vietnam War

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All the foundational information your students need to build their knowledge, interest, and skills upon. Concise information in point form with stunning images and thought-provoking questions. **

What should have been a relatively minor engagement for the American military became a defining event for a generation of Americans. For the Vietnamese, it was known as the Resistance War against America and was more about driving out an invader rather than any abstract political ideology.

Google App Links are on the Teacher Instructions Sheet!

This presentation examines the following topics:

♦ Geography of Vietnam

♦ First Indochina War

♦ Geneva Peace Accords

♦ Diệm’s Regime and opposition to it

♦ Viet Cong

♦ The Strategic Hamlet Program

♦ The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

♦ Anti-War Demonstrations

♦ Tet Offensive

♦ Ho Chi Minh Trail

♦ Reasons for American defeat

Two versions of this lesson!

The first is a Presentation - PowerPoint/Google Slides - for those teachers who know the topic and want to guide their students through the material. This class takes approximately two 60-minute classes. There are nine links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~ 24 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary. There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.

The second version consists of the information and images on worksheets that the students can read through at their own pace. This is best done if laptops or tablets are available for the class or for online learning. This version comes with more indepth questions that the students can work through at their own pace.

Check out the entire Cold War series:

Lesson 1: Start of the Cold War

Lesson 2: The Korean War

Lesson 3: The Cuban Missile Crisis

Lesson 4: The Vietnam War

Lesson 5: The Fall of the Soviet Union

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.


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