Vietnam War for Novel "The Things They Carried"

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Title:

Vietnam War for Novel "The Things They Carried"

URL:

https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/vietnam-war-for-novel-the-things-they-carried/ddb84mWwbkHAqKMD#r/

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

This collection contains a video, photographs, a poster from the Vietnam War, and an audio recording. Students can use this collection to help answer the compelling question: Was the Vietnam War justified?

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 6
United States Studies: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
12 ) Evaluate significant political issues and policies of presidential administrations since World War II.

•  Identifying domestic policies that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: desegregation of the military, Interstate Highway System, federal funding for education, Great Society, affirmative action, Americans with Disabilities Act, welfare reform, Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind Act

•  Recognizing domestic issues that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: McCarthyism, Watergate scandal, political assassinations, health care, impeachment, Hurricane Katrina

•  Identifying issues of foreign affairs that shaped the United States since World War II
Examples: Vietnam Conflict, Richard Nixon's China initiative, Jimmy Carter's human rights initiative, emergence of China and India as economic powers

•  Explaining how conflict in the Middle East impacted life in the United States since World War II
Examples: oil embargoes; Iranian hostage situation; Camp David Accords; Persian Gulf Wars; 1993 World Trade Center bombing; terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; War on Terrorism; homeland security

•  Recognizing the election of Barack Obama as the culmination of a movement in the United States to realize equal opportunity for all Americans
•  Identifying the 2008 presidential election as a watershed in the use of new technology and mass participation in the electoral process

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.6.12- List significant policy changes of the late 20th century and their causes including desegregation of the military, federal education funding, and No Child Left Behind Act.
SS.AAS.6.12a - Understanding the election of Barack Obama as the culmination of a movement in the United States to realize equal opportunity for all Americans and how the 2008 presidential election as a watershed in the use of new technology and mass participation in the electoral process.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 11
United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
13 ) Trace the course of the involvement of the United States in Vietnam from the 1950s to 1975, including the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the Tet Offensive, destabilization of Laos, secret bombings of Cambodia, and the fall of Saigon. [A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.k.]

•  Locating on a map or globe the divisions of Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and major battle sites
•  Describing the creation of North and South Vietnam

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.11.13- Locate North Vietnam and South Vietnam on a map, recognize the war in Vietnam as a conflict during the Cold War period.


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Author: Ginger Boyd