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Conscientious Objection to the Vietnam War. Lesson Plan  __ "...studying the motives and ideas of conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War poses conflicts between individual and civic responsibility. Presents a lesson about the major issues of individual conscientious objection to military service during that period. Includes three student readings and two teacher background supplements." Goals, materials and procedure. - From - 

Controversies of the Vietnam War __ 5th grade students will learn about how some of society felt toward the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Goals, materials procedure. - From -

Curriculum Ideas __  "The following links are possible curriculum ideas that you might wish to try in your classroom." - From -

Lesson Plan - 8000 Miles from Home - A Texas Perspective on the Vietnam War __ A lesson plan based on movies of the war.  goals, procedure and materials.  May not be readily available in many classrooms. - From -,000_Miles_from_Home_-_A_Texas_Perspective_on_the_Vietnam_War_Era_%28Gr_7%29


The Lessons of the Vietnam War __ A small collection of Vietnam War lessons for high school. - From - 

Mapping Your State's Role In the Vietnam War __ "A map showing the hometowns of your state's victims of the Vietnam War creates a stunning visual reminder of the impact of war and the importance of remembering on Memorial Day those who sacrificed their lives so we might live freely."  Objectives, materials, procedure. - From -

May 4th, 1970 - Kent State WebQuest __ A secondary-level webquest about this Vietnam-era tragedy. - From Brian McKenna
Chagrin Falls High School -

Opposing Views on the Vietnam War __ A high school lesson plan from the Discovery Channel School. Goals, materials and procedure. - From -

Peace and Aggression: A Challenge of Our Time __ "The purpose of this unit is to present an alternative method of teaching students about the American involvement in the Vietnam War. Rather than concentrate on a historical study of the war, we have decided to discuss the war from a moral and ethical point of view."  Goals, materials and procedure. - From Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute -


The Vietnam War __ Lesson plan and resources. - From -

The Vietnam War - ESL Resources __ Lesson plans, resources, images and much more. - illustrated - From -

Vietnam War Lesson Plan __ A two week lesson plan about the Vietnam War.  Goals, procedure and materials. - From -

Vietnam War Lesson Plans __ You will find a large collection of free lesson plans about the Vietnam War.  Goals, procedure and materials. - From -

Vietnam War Lesson Plans __ Resources and lesson plans. - From -

Vietnam War Lesson Plans Lessons - __ A collection of lesson plan resources. "Web site dedicated to lesson plans and primary source documents." - From


Vietnam War Protest Music Lesson Plan __ " This lesson gives a description of the state of the war in contemporary American culture...
Protest songs are played while slides are shown that intersperse scenes from the war with pictures of protests"  Goals, materials, procedure - From -

The Vietnam War: A teacher's resource __ "This site provides two separate avenues of information: Historical Background and Curriculum Ideas. Each area is based on valuable internet links which can be used to develop lesson plans for the Vietnam War..." - From -

The War in Vietnam - A Story in Photographs __ "A lesson plan using photos available online from the National Archives and Records Administration's Digital Classroom." - From - 


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