Finally, a fun way to reinforce content area vocabulary with small groups or the whole class! This familiar activity will have students actively thinking about and discussing the Vietnam War. Because students only have to recognize the word matching the definition, not generate it, it is ideal for discussing both new and familiar terms. 30 game cards are included to allow for whole class participation. The special calling cards, featuring fold over flaps to hide the answers, also give you the option of using them in centers - small group of students can play independently without a bingo caller. 30 vocabulary words are used on the cards, but each board only has 25; students have to really think about the words and their definitions, because they may not have a word to match every definition called. Options for extending play past the traditional 5 in a row format increase the learning potential.
The words used in this activity are 17th Parallel, 26th Amendment, Agent Orange, Army of the Republic of Vietnam, boat people, conscientious objector, Ngo Dinh Diem, domino theory, draft dodger, Fall of Saigon, Gulf of Tonkin incident, Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Kent State incident, Henry Kissinger, Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, My Lai, napalm, Operation Rolling Thunder, Pentagon Papers, Richard Nixon, Dean Rusk, search & destroy missions, silent majority, Students for a Democratic Society, TET offensive, tunnel rats, Vietcong and General William Westmoreland.
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