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Vietnam War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack

Vietnam War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Vietnam War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Vietnam War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Vietnam War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Vietnam War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Vietnam War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Vietnam War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Vietnam War Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
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Guide your students through the Gulf of Tonkin, Tet Offensive, Vietnamization, and antiwar protests with a focused analysis of up to 6 different Vietnam War primary source documents using the effective HIPPOS method!

Featured voices in this controversial public debate:
President Johnson
President Nixon
Vice President Agnew
John Kerry

Effective HIPPOS framework to target Common Core thinking:
Historical Context
Intended Audience
Point of View
Purpose
Outside Information
So, what?

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Greatness is continually balancing the needs and impacts of all stakeholders in decision making.

No war divided the country quite like the Vietnam War. It destroyed presidential administrations, private lives of tens of thousands of young men and their families, and the public’s trust in its government.

Cut through the boring textbook and head straight to the compelling sources that make this era one of impassioned protest, sobering realizations, and the destruction default trust in the U.S. Government challenging your students to wonder, “Can we ever recover from the broken bonds the Vietnam War created?”

Included are:
- Detailed lesson plans, with strategies for all reading levels
- 2 1-page definition sheets for the concept “Vietnamization” and “public opinion”
- 1-page HIPPOS reference handout and BONUS skill sheet Annotating a Text
- 6 2-page student worksheets with a short primary source document & graphic organizer sheet
- 6 accompanying HIPPOS answer keys, one for each document

Tips
* Plan for 60 minutes to deeply introduce, read, annotate, analyze, and discuss one of these documents as a class.
* Great for whole class instruction, small group work, homework, DBQ practice!

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Want more HIPPOS?
Colonial America: analyze the rough start of the English colonists, the enslaved Africans, and the invaded Indians.
Early Nationhood: juxtapose the declared values of democracy with the arguments of its outsiders.
Era of Reform: hear the impassioned voices for change.
Westward Expansion: explore the mania and the mayhem created out West.
Reconstruction: evaluate the successes of national policy on the individual in post-Civil War America.
Gilded Age Labor: hear the voices of those who felt unheard in this age of wealth.
Progressive Era: learn how enough passion can turn anyone into an agent of change.
Roaring 1920s: sense the growing divide between rural, traditional and urban, modern American societies.
Great Depression: explore the changing relationship between president and citizen.
WWII Warfront: explore the difficult decision made by political and military leaders in the fight of their lives.
Cold War: examine the word choices of leaders fighting a war of words.
Civil Rights Movement: analyze the impassioned arguments of those for and against equality.
Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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