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:
Vice President Agnew
The effective HIPPOS framework directly targets Common Core critical thinking skills:
oint of View
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?”
- 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
- EDITABLE Word Doc with all 6 sources and generic graphic organizer sheet included to tailor to your classroom needs
* If used in-class, plan for up to 60 minutes to deeply introduce, read, annotate, analyze, and discuss each document.
* These documents also can be easily assigned as part of a jigsaw or gallery walk activity, as homework, or to keep on hand for emergency sub plans!
* Depending on the included scaffolds you use, these documents can be accessed by a wide range of reading levels
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Pre-1900s 48-Pack Bundle:
get 8 HIPPOS Packs, Colonial Era to Gilded Age
1900s 48-Pack Bundle:
get 8 HIPPOS Packs, from Industrialism to Vietnam War
Or mix and match
analyze the rough start of the English colonists, the enslaved Africans, and the invaded Indians.
juxtapose the declared values of democracy with the arguments of its outsiders.
Era of Reform:
hear the impassioned voices for change.
explore the mania and the mayhem created out West.
The Civil War:
contrast the two very different defenses for freedom.
evaluate the successes of national policy on the individual in post-Civil War America.
Gilded Age Diversity:
compare the common dreams of a developing melting pot.
Gilded Age Labor:
hear the voices of those who felt unheard in this age of wealth.
learn how enough passion can turn anyone into an agent of change.
sense the growing divide between rural, traditional and urban, modern American societies.
explore the changing relationship between president and citizen.
explore the difficult decision made by political and military leaders in the fight of their lives.
examine the word choices of leaders fighting a war of words.
Civil Rights Movement:
analyze the impassioned arguments of those for and against equality.