Students watch Episode 1 of The Pacific (HBO miniseries available on Amazon Prime - please be careful of violent content).
As students watch, there are comprehension questions. After viewing, our class discussed the questions. Finally, students complete the graphic organizer on the back of the assignment. This can be used to develop a more complex assignment if desired.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The graphic organizer is designed to compare The Pacific with TWO other texts.
In our class we used an excerpt from Lawless in Vietnam (Text and background found here: http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp-stories/loc.natlib.afc2001001.12041/ )
We also read an excerpt from The Things thy Carried by Tim O'Brien.