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
Join the Choices Program at the annual conference of the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies to explore readings, lessons, and videos in our curriculum unit The Vietnam War: Origins, History, and Legacies. Primary sources and lessons prioritize the voices of women, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous soldiers, resisters, and refugees. We’ll also consider how a “long history” approach can support students’ understanding of historical memory and historiography.Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies