Included is the following: the PowerPoint, Guided Notes, a Jeopardy review game, test/key, and a project, activities, and essay prompts with accompanying readings.
One of my favorite activities is the Protest-War Music Lesson. Takes an entire period, but you have the students listen to Vietnam anti-war music and then contemporary anti-war music and compare them. The songs I've chosen usually keep their attention quite well as I select youtube videos that have the lyrics, which I project up on the board.
The PowerPoint includes: a prior knowledge 'pre-test' (answers are in the notes column below each slide), bellwork and discussion questions, animations, visuals, quotes, video links, etc. It gives an extremely comprehensive look at the Vietnam War, Counterculture, etc.
Specifically it focuses on pre-war Vietnam and our ties to Ho Chi Minh during WWII, Dien Bien Phu, Kennedy and Diem, Gulf of Tonkin, Geneva Conference, 17th Parallel, Strategic Hamlet Program, Battle of Ap Bac, ARVN, Vietcong and NVA, Guerrilla Warfare, Westmoreland, Strategies and Weaponry, the Tunnels, Living Room War, Operation Rolling Thunder, Napalm, Agent Orange, TET, My Lai, Credibility Gap, Antiwar Demonstrations, Vietnamization and Nixon, Pentagon Papers, Christmas Bombings, Paris Peace Accords, Fall of Saigon, Costs and effects of the War, 26th Amendment and the War Powers Act.
It is neatly organized and flows well. Look for the asterisks next to certain terms, people, etc... those are there for students to underline/highlight for the test (INCLUDED).
The notes are concise allowing students to focus on the lesson. Please note they contain the content, but not quotes, supplemental information, etc. Basically, everything you need without dragging the kids down in detail.
The project is taught via an included PowerPoint which has the students create an 'Origins of the Vietnam War' timeline.
The readings mainly have to do with the 'Killing Fields' of Cambodia and what people went through there as a result of Pol Pot's regime.