Unit 1: U.S. Vietnam War
   
1) In class Video: Lonely Planet: 226 days in Vietnam (absent: video) Due: 9/19/11
Exploring Vietnam wkst. Turn in worksheet at end of period.
   
   
2) Reading Assignment 1: chp 17; sec 1 (pages 772 - 776) Due: 9/20/11
    Answer questions #1 - 7
     
3) Reading Assignment 2: chp 17; sec 2 (pages 777 - 779) Due 9/22/11
  Answer Questions below (all answers are found on pages above):
    How did the U.S. government support south Vietnam?
Who were the Vietcong? What did they do to achieve thier goals (pg 778)?
How did Kennedy respond to the growing threat of communism in Vietnam? Did his policies work? Why or why not?
What happened to Diem, the south Vietnamese leader in 1961? Did the South Vietnamese government grow stronger or weaker? Why or why not?
     
4) Reading Assignment 3: chp 17, sec. 2 (pages 779 - 781) Due 9/23/11
  Answer question # 3 pg. 783
     
5) Reading Assignment 4: chp 17, sec. 2 (pgs. 781 - 783) Answer questions below
1) Describe Vietcong style of warfare.
2) Describe U.S. style of warfare.
3) How / why was Ho Chi Minh trail used?
4) Who supplied Vietcong? Who supplied North Vietnam?
     
6) Vietnam War Quiz 1 (chp 17 sec 1 &2) Thursday, September 29
    Quiz 1 Review / Study Guide: In class assignment.
    Vietnam Overview 1
     
7) Reading Assignment 5: chp 17, sec. 3 (pgs. 786 - 788) Answer questions below
 

1) What was the credibility gap?

2) How did television influence what Americans felt about the war?
3) Analyze the political cartoon on page 787. What does it mean?

   
8) Reading Assignment #6: chp 17, sec 3 (pgs. 788 - 791)
Answer questions #'s 3 - 7 pg. 791(some questions you will have to look back a few pages)
   
9) WWWWW1 - Who What When Where Why Assignment | Assignment Overview |
     
10) WWWWW2 - Kent State Shootings / Pentagon Papers | Assignment Overview |
     
11) Vietnam Unit Test Study Guide | study guide |


Useful Links:

Vietnam
CIA World Fact Book - Vietnam

Amercian Experience Vietnam: Check out links on the left. Lots of good stuff!

Vietnam Timeline: Key events from 1930 to present.

Vietnam War Links Page - lots of good stuff!

Vietnam Primary Documents: Variety of primary documents regarding Vietnam War.

The Day the Vietnam War Ended: BBC Report

The last Vietnam POW? New York Times article about Bobby Garwood

Vietnam Photos
Another Vietnam - Pictures from the other side. Photos from those fighting French and U.S. in Vietnam.

The Big Picture - Collection of Vietnam War photos. WARNING! Some are graphic.

Video
226 Days in Vietnam - Lonely Planet travel video

Shoot out! Tet Offensive (5 part series from history channel). Lots of action. | watch |