War, what is it good for? The Vietnam Conflict

Teacher Name: Darryl Carr Grade Level(s): 9-12 Course: Social Studies

Anticipatory Lesson :

tv-set.jpg **http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d8C4AIFgUg**
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in reference:
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct internet research
  • Formulate questions which leads to the answer of overarching questions
  • Design a “scavenger hunt” as a group with questions and internet linked resources
  • Work in small groups to present multiple ideas and discussion on a single subject matter
  • Create a five member panel discussion group

Material and Techonlogy needed:

· The War in Vietnam-A Story in Photographs
· **http://www.newseum.org/warstories/interviews/mov/wars/war.asp?warID=3**
· Film “Battlefield Vietnam: A Brief History”

Students' list prior knowledge about the Vietnam Conflict. Do they have family members, or neighbors who fought in the war? Besides soldiers, who else served in the war? Using the internet along with the given web sources, students’ will investigate what it was like to be said person (e.g. A student picks a “photojournalist/reporter”; they will research the occupation and put together a detailed description of their job in Vietnam). Initially, the students’ will be able to “see” the war through the lenses of different persons serving in Vietnam.
Students will form a panel discussion group. Each panel should be comprised of different war occupants (e.g. a nurse, solider, civilian, etc). The panelist will not only discuss their research, but also be able to answer the overarching question: “what was the effect of the Vietnam War on the particular group?” Additionally, each student will complete and turn in a “self-reflection” of the assignment.

external image vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document.png scavenget hunt.docx

external image vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document.png Scavenger Hunt Rubric.docx