This zip file contains all files in this unit AND MORE! The unit guides both teachers and students through pre-reading Vietnam War activities, reading activities of various types, and post reading activities including writing a Personal Narrative in the style of the novel, "The Things They Carried". The unit focuses on the literary elements of structure and form, word choice, and character development, as well as narrative stylistic qualities of this specific novel. Additionally, the unit looks at the effects of war, starting from the personal and moving outwards to the community, the nation, and the world. The PowePoint guide contains many reading activities per chapter that are not available as worksheets in this unit, and also contains comprehension and recall activities for each chapter. All files in the unit are contained here in both editable word and PPT formats, as well as easily printable PDFs.