Activity 3: The Vietnam War Begins & American Involvement Grows
1. Read "The Vietnam War Begins" on pages 906-909 in the America book 2. Watch the video "The Vietnam War" 3. Read "American Involvement Grows" on pages 910-915 in the America book 4. Watch the video "The Tet Offensive" 5. Use the following website to create a timeline that shows the major events of the Vietnam War from 1959-1982, you do not have to explain the events, just the date and their name in chronological order. 6. If any time remains click on the picture to the left and review on your own
Activity 4: PBS Presents "Battlefield Vietnam"
1. Visit the website "PBS Battlefield Website" 2. Click the tab for "history", then read the entire page 3. Click the tab for "timeline", then read each of the date ranges (there are 5) 4. Click the tab for "guerilla", then read the entire page 5. Write a 1 page summary of what you learned today on this website 6. Click the tab for "resources", then visit several of the websites until the end of class or click the picture to the left
1. click the picture to the left to watch America The Story of US 2. Answer the movie guide questions as you watch the film
Cold War 101 - PowerPoints for Deeper Learning
Origins of the Cold War
The Early 1950's
The Late 1950's
America During the Cold War
The Early Years of the Vietnam War
The Later Years of the Vietnam War
A Time of Uncertantity
Post WWII Berlin
Cold War Hodgepodge of Additional Learnings
MacArthur: An Old Soldier Never Dies
Students will research to build and present knowledge: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understand of the subject matter under investigation
McCarthyism and the Red Scare
Imagine you are a journalist interviewing McCarthy. Craft questions exploring his motives for accusing people of communist activities. Imagine you are McCarthy and craft the responses he might have had to your questions.
The Cuban Missile Crisis: During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a tense, 13-day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores. In a TV address on October 22, 1962, President John Kennedy (1917-63) notified Americans about the presence of the missiles, explained his decision to enact a naval blockade around Cuba and made it clear the U.S. was prepared to use military force if necessary to neutralize this perceived threat to national security. Following this news, many people feared the world was on the brink of nuclear war.
The Marshall Plan
Answer the questions related to the Marshall Plan. Use this information to write a letter to a congressman urging support for funding of the Marshall Plan.
The Cold War in the Middle East
The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with some perspective in understanding how current events can be dictated in many ways by the historical events that preceded them. In this case, they will see the roots of American involvement in the Middle East as an offshoot of the Cold War policy of containment. It would ideally be taught during the early Cold War unit, after the Korean War had been completed.