Conference Session

Teaching a “Long History” of the American War in Vietnam: Bringing Underrepresented Voices into the Classroom

8:30 am
NCHE Conference Session

Center Street A

Join the Choices Program at the NCHE conference in Cleveland, Ohio, as we present student readings, lessons, and videos from our curriculum unit The Vietnam War: Origins, History, and Legacies. The session will highlight primary source quotes and lessons that prioritize the voices of women, Black, Latino, and Indigenous soldiers and resisters. We’ll also examine a lesson on the experiences of Vietnamese refugees. We’ll end with a discussion on how a “long history” approach can support students’ understanding of historical memory and historiography. 

Co-sponsored by NCHE
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A row of Vietnamese women walk along a path between two fields, heavily patrolled by U.S. Marines in 1965.

This is free session for all NCHE conference attendees. All session participants will receive a complimentary one-year license to the Choices Program’s Vietnam War curriculum unit.


This session is open to all who attend the NCHE conference. It is most appropriate for U.S. History, World History, Asian Studies, and Ethnic Studies teachers. 


Leah Burgin

Choices Digital Sales Manager
Leah (she/her) is the Digital Sales Manager for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2022, Leah worked for over a decade as a museum educator, most recently at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. Leah holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan and an MA in Public Humanities from Brown University.
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