Facing Frustration in Vietnam (1965-1968) Activity for U.S. History

Facing Frustration in Vietnam

(1965-1968) Activity for U.S. History


9 - 12, Home School


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This presentation provides students a visually stimulating lesson detailing the frustrations Lyndon Johnson and U.S. leaders faced in Vietnam as they chased an elusive victory (1965-1968). Designed as a student-centered activity to be uploaded into google classroom, the presentation includes 10 embedded focus questions for students to answer using their core text (and additional information presented in the slides). The 22 slide activity is filled with colorful pictures, maps, and other relevant information that will breathe life into this important era in modern American history. This lesson is also great to use when you are out of the classroom, serving as an awesome resource for sub days! If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help. Enjoy!


Topics include:

* The difficult conditions American soldiers faced fighting in Vietnam.

* The use and effects of Agent Orange and other chemicals.

* Why the U.S. strategy of a limited war proved ineffective.

* How the ongoing war divided the South Vietnamese people.

* Growing opposition to the war in the U.S., the role television played in broadcasting the war at home, how the American public became divided over Vietnam, and the growing antiwar movement.

* The importance of the Tet Offensive.

* The main reasons Lyndon Johnson chose to not run for reelection in 1968.

* The many factors that made the 1968 presidential election so chaotic, and the crucial year of 1968 shaped a generation.

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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