Origins of the Vietnam War


US History (11th) Early Cold War Through Vietnam Origins of the Vietnam War
Students begin by sharing prior knowledge about the Vietnam War. Then, they learn about the origins of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and acquire facts. Next, they analyze the domino theory as it relates to U.S. interventions against communism. Finally, they evaluate a group of arguments for and against U.S. intervention in Vietnam.

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Overview

In this experience, students begin by sharing prior knowledge about the Vietnam War. Then, they learn about the origins of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and acquire facts. Next, they analyze the domino theory as it relates to U.S. interventions against communism. Finally, they evaluate a group of arguments for and against U.S. intervention in Vietnam.

Objectives

  • Describe the issues that led to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • Explain the domino theory.


The Vietnam War caused more disagreement among Americans than any war since the Civil War a century earlier. In this experience, you’ll learn about the beginnings of U.S. involvement in this Southeast Asian country.

Objectives

  • Describe the issues that led to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • Explain the domino theory.




Ban Gioc waterfall, Vietnam


Movies, songs, books, and articles have been written about the Vietnam War. The role of the United States in Vietnam has been part of the conversation of popular culture from the beginning of the conflict.




Location of Vietnam


What do you know about the Vietnam War? How did you learn about it?

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As time permits, expand discussion by asking students to formulate questions they have about the Vietnam War. Tell them to expect to learn answers to many of their questions in this experience and later ones.


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