USH May 20/21

Learning Goal: Why did the chaos erupt in Vietnam? Whose interests were involved in sparking a war? What made the Vietnam War so contentious? Why were so many americans opposed to the vietnam war? What are the lasting impacts of the war?

Agenda

1. Warm-Up: Journal on the Vietnam War https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xa3Fp5n23AC8EYpeFZQD40YjmRcMjE5mffol8QEODrQ/edit?usp=sharing

2. Vietnam Today Clip http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/vietnam/ /// http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/watch/player.html?pkg=203_vietnam&seg=1&mod=0

3. Anti-Vietnam War Timeline, primary source documents, cartoon

4. Discussion

• Why did MLK and John Kerry oppose the war?
• Why did anti-war sentiment grow after 1968?
• Based on what you read, who opposed the war in Vietnam? Was it mostly
college kids?
• Using all the documents, why did many Americans oppose the Vietnam
War?
• Considering the context, can you speculate what those Americans who
supported the war said?

 

Extension: Finish Letter from Birmingham Jail LT. I will be available during ST for support.

 

 

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