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.
The Vietnam War: Origins, History, and Legacies
Join Choices at the California Council for the Social Studies conference as we present the student readings, lessons, and videos in 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, and Latino 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.
This session will take place at 1:30 pm PST in Salon IV at the Hyatt Regency.
Visit the California Council for the Social Studies website for a conference description and registration information.Co-sponsored by California Council for the Social Studies
Session participants will receive a complimentary one-year Digital Editions license to the Choices Program’s Vietnam War curriculum unit.
This session is open to all CCSS conference attendees. It will be especially useful to U.S. History, World History, and Ethnic Studies educators.