Vietnam War: Events (student Stations) and research assignment

Vietnam War: Events (student Stations) and research assignment
Vietnam War: Events (student Stations) and research assignment
Vietnam War: Events (student Stations) and research assignment
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Vietnam War: Events (student Stations) and research assignment

stations include:

STATION 1: CONGRESS PASSES GOLF OF TONKIN RESOLUTION
1. How many years did Vietnam war last?

2. How much money was spent?

3. How many people died?

4. In 1963 how many troops were in Vietnam?

5. What happened at Gold of Tonkin? And to the Maddox?

6. Overall what did Johnson say in his speech?

7. What happened in 1964?


Station 2: Vietnamese Monk Selk Immolation 1963
1. What was the reason for this protest?

2. What did he do?


3. Do you think this was effective?

Station 3: Battle of Khe Sahn 1966-1968
1. Where was Khe Sahn? Why was it so important?

2. In Spring 1967, Hill 881 became tha largest battle of the war

a. How long did it last?

b. Describe what happened?

3. Who won?

Station 4 Tet Offensive 1968 (Vietnam War - Battle of Saigon | Tet Offensive | 1968 | South Vietnamese Army Documentary Film )
1. What was Tet?

2. Who attacked whom?

3.Describe the attack
4. How did it end?

4. What did the enemy tell psycholist warfare specialists?

5. How were women and children “used”?

6. Where did they get their weapons from?

7. What happened to the homeless?

Station 5: Mai Lai Massacre 1968
1. Describe the incident

2. Who was Calley? What did he “do”?

3. What affect did this have on the American People

4. Who were the victims? Explain

Songs from Vietnam
Station 6
1. Track 1: August 4, 1964: Tonkin Gulf, Vietnam incident and resolution.
What is Lyndon Johnson saying here? _______________________________

2. Track 6: August 4, 1964:Escalation of the Vietnam War. Listen to LBJ. What does “escalation” of the war mean? ___________________________________




3. Track 10: January 20, 1969 Presidential Inaugural Speech.
What is Richard Nixon saying here? ___________________________________


4TRACK 3: “I-Feel-Like-I’m Fixin’-To-Die Rag” by Country Joe and the Fish

a. Listen to the CHORUS of this song. What are the words?

b. What is meant by “pearly gates”?_______________________________

c. What does last line of chorus’ stanza mean?_______________________

d. Do you think the song lyrics should be taken seriously? Is this really what the group means about Vietnam? Why or why not.

e. Listen to background music, its beat, its noisemakers. How does all of this reinforce your answer in #3?


f. What is the attitude of Country Joe and the Fish towards war? Give a ONE-WORD answer that identifies this TONE. ___________________

g. Is this song PRO-WAR or ANTI-WAR? Circle your answer.




a. LBJ = initials of President Johnson. What does “escalation” mean as used here?


b. The chorus has the line “Help save Vietnam from the Vietnamese”. How does this one line convey the singer’s attitude?


c. Again, pay attention to the background music. Does it fit the words of the song? Explain.


d. Is this song PRO-WAR or ANTI-WAR? Circle your answer.

e. When we say one thing and mean another, what is that literary term called?
_________________________________________





a. The Green Berets is a special force trained as specialty unit. Notice the singer’s rank. What does this suggest about his attitude towards war? ________________
__________________________________________________________________

b. This is a BALLAD. That means it is a “story that is being sung” and that is has a repeating chorus or line.
a. What’s the story about?


b. What’s the chorus?

c. In ONE word, what is Sadler’s attitude towards the Vietnam War? __________________

d. Is the song PRO-WAR or ANTI-WAR? Circle your answer.

e. How does the music help convey Sadler’s attitude?


f. What literary term is used to explain the difference between songs in Tracks 3,5 VS. Track 7? ______________________________




a. What’s the title mean? ___________________________________________

b. Explain the following references (ALLUSIONS) in the song:
i. “Old enough to kill but not for voting” ________________________
ii. “eastern world” __________________________________________
c. “button is pushed” ________________________________________
d. “marches themselves can’t bring integration” ___________________
e. “look at all the hate there is in Red China, but then take a look around at Selma, Alabama” _________________________________________

o As evidenced from his TONE (attitude of the speaker), what’s McGuire’s attitude towards WAR and the EVENTS of the 1960s/1970s? ___________________

o What line do you think is the most powerful line in this song?





1. According to the song, how does someone get out of going to Vietnam?


2. Listen to the words of this song. Is this ALL about Vietnam? Explain your answer, giving THREE references to what you’re saying.


3. Explain Ochs’ attitude towards war.


4. Is song PRO-WAR or ANTI-WAR? Circle your answer.


STATION 7
Directions: Find FOUR images from one fo the following websites
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/vietnam-photos/
http://life.time.com/vietnam-war/
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/12/photos-from-the-vietnam-war-lost-and-found/100871/


Page # of image: _________
Short description of image and your reaction to it:










Page # of image: _________
Short description of image and your reaction to it:








Page # of image: _________
Short description of image and your reaction to it:







Page # of image: _________
Short description of image and your reaction to it:

Station 8
Directions: using the internet Kent State and National Guard in the search term box.

Read an article and answer the two questions below.

1. Explain in your own words why the students were so angry and why the Guardsmen felt justified in their actions.





2. What was the impact of the event?




Next, type: Calley in the search box and read the article called “Calley Court-martialed for My Lai massacre.”

1. How was Hugh Thompson a hero during this event?





2. Do you feel Calley’s court martial was justified? Why or why not? Be specific.





Station # 9: Vietnam Veterans Wall
• Using the sites below and reading “Faith Grace in Troops’ Final Words: Wartime deaths give meaning to each syllable in last letters”, students will research the formation and construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C

• In their groups and on a separate piece of paper, students will then create their own memorial in the classroom by making and dedicating objects to the soldiers

Sites
• A Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall: http://thewall-usa.com/index.html
 Site contains personal reflections about The Wall from a veteran’s perspective as well as other links to Wall sites

• Official Vietnam Veterans Memorial Site: http://www.vvmf.org/
 This site is helpful in getting history and information about The Wall

• Vietnam Veterans Memorial Around the World: http://www.nashville.k12.tn.us/CyberGuides/ThingsTheyCarried/teachertemplate.html
 This site provides information on The Wall, as well as memorials in individual states, and personal reflections by visitors to The Wall




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