This massive series of PowerPoint slides guides students through background on the Vietnam War (e.g. French colonization and First Indochina War), details involvement of other countries (e.g. China, Cambodia, Laos, etc.), and goes through developments, year-by-year from the 1950s to 1975. There is a graphic organizer to keep students engaged as well. Plenty of hyperlinks for videos and discussion points means this unit takes about a week to teach. Enjoy!
All the major people and events are covered, including: Ho Chi Minh, President Diem, Eisenhower, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon, Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Tet Offensive, Operation Rolling Thunder, Hanoi, Saigon, 17th parallel, My Lai Massacre, Hmong, Secret War, Laos, Cambodia, Anti-war protests, Kent State Massacre, and much more