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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
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Studies: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Evaluate the domestic and foreign policies of the US following WWII.
  • Explain the domestic issues that shaped the US following WWII.
  • Explain the causes of the intensifying conflict in the Middle East and the impact on life in the US.
  • Describe the importance of the election of Barack Obama in the movement to provide equal opportunities for all Americans.
  • Describe the technological advances used in the 2008 presidential election and its influence on voter participation.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Interstate Highway System
  • Great Society
  • affirmative action
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Welfare Reform
  • Patriot Act
  • No Child Left Behind
  • McCarthyism
  • Watergate Scandal
  • impeachment
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Vietnam Conflict
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis
  • Camp David Accords
  • Persian Gulf Wars
  • domestic and foreign policy
  • desegregation
  • human rights
  • embargo
  • terrorism
  • equal opportunity
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The significant political issues and policies of American presidents since WWII.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Appraise the value of technological advances.
  • Cite evidence to support historical events.
  • Evaluate the foreign and domestic policies of the US after WWII.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • We can evaluate the politics and policies of American presidents since WWII.

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
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Describe the course of the Vietnam Conflict and analyze the United State's role in the conflict.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • destabilization
  • offensive
  • resolution
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Major events of the Vietnam Conflict after the United States became involved in the conflict, including the Battle Dien Bien Phu, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the Tet Offensive, the destabilization of Laos, secret bombings of Cambodia, and the fall of Saigon.
  • Location of major areas, events, and battles in the Vietnam Conflict.
  • Details of the creation of North and South Vietnam.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Locate specific points on a map and identify political, social, and geographic changes that occurred during or as a result of a historical event.
  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media.
  • Evaluate an author's premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information related to historical events.
  • Read and comprehend historical texts independently and proficiently on various topics related to historical events.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • The Vietnam Conflict and the United State's role in the conflict had significant effects on the nation.

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