Although history seems to only remember the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War, the country was very supportive of our efforts in the beginning and agreed with our involvement; fighting communism all over the world.
This activity provides students with 6 different links to use as research. Seven questions are provided, directing students to different links to search for the answer. For example, What is one of the lessons we learned from Vietnam? Why might someone have been opposed to the war in Vietnam? What is the legacy of Vietnam?
Students will write summaries, view images (of protests from both sides), and ultimately decide which side they believe they would have been on and why. As an extension activity, I have students create their own protest posters about an issue they feel passionately about - taking inspiration from the images they saw in these links.