Vietnam War Primary Source Documents 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:
President Johnson
President Nixon
Vice President Agnew
John Kerry

Use the effective HIPPOS method:
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
- 6 2-page student document & graphic organizer sheets
- 6 accompanying answer keys

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Want more HIPPOS?

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.

Roaring 1920s: sense the growing divide between rural, traditional and urban, modern American societies.

Progressive Era: learn how enough passion can turn anyone into an agent of change.

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.
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90 Minutes

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Vietnam War Primary Source Documents Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Vietnam War Primary Source Documents Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Vietnam War Primary Source Documents Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Vietnam War Primary Source Documents Analysis Activity 6-Pack
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