Conference Session

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

11:00 am
CCSS Conference Session

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
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Black and white photo fo Vietnamese civilians fleeing the Battle of Hue in 1968. They are exiting a wooden boat after crossing a river beside a bombed out bridge. The group includes the elderly and small children.

Session participants will receive a complimentary one-year Digital Editions license for the Vietnam War unit.


This session is open to all CCSS conference attendees.

Participants must be registered for the CCSS conference.

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Sales and Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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