This unit tells the “long history” of the destructive, deadly, and divisive U.S. war in Vietnam. Students examine the war’s long-term origins, investigate its complex history, and explore its lasting legacies.
Teaching a “Long History” of the American War in Vietnam: Bringing Underrepresented Voices into the Classroom
Note: The exact date and time of this session will be announced at a later date.
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
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.