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The Vietnam War

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Title:

The Vietnam War

URL:

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/postwarera/1960s-america/a/the-vietnam-war

Content Source:

Other
Khan Academy
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

This article from Khan Academy gives an overview of the Vietnam War.  This war enmeshed the United States in a battle against communism in Southeast Asia for more than twenty years.  This article includes a map showing the divisions of Vietnam.  Students can answer the questions at the end of the article for assessment.  The article can be read in a whole group or individually.

Content Standard(s):
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.


Tags: Dien Bien Pho, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Vietnam War
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Author: Ginger Boyd