Understanding People, Events and Pictures related to the Vietnam Era
Students, you will research one of these topics or photos/topics for this exercise. Pick one and work to research the topic.
--What do we need to know that will help us understand the Vietnam era and the novel we are now reading?
--Seek to answer these basic questions: Who or what is this, what happened, and why is this subject important?
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Battle of Khe Sahn
The Tet Offensive
The Ho Chi Minh Trail HANS
The Tonklin Gulf incident and the domino theory CODY
The DMZ de-militarized zone LUKE
Jane Fonda and ‘Hanoi Jane’ controversy-- HAILEY JACKSON
Abbie Hoffman and antiwar protests SHELBY
Thomas W. Bennett and one other Medal of Honor winner of your choice from Vietnam era LORENZO
Ho Chi Minh JORDEN
Song “Four Dead in Ohio” released and impact KATIE WELLS
Song “Fortunate Son” released and impact ANDREW
Song “All Along the Watchtower” released and impact GRANT
Martin Luther King gives “Beyond Vietnam” speech HALEY BULL CLEVELAND
Muhammed Ali JACOB
Richard Nixon and Watergate
The My Lai Massacre SHRAVAN
Agent Orange use and effects PRESTON
The draft for the Armed Services: how likely it was and who got drafted the most, plus ‘draft dodgers’ or those who fled or avoided service
Geography and climate of Vietnam SANDEEP
Economy and Lifestyle of Vietnam HALEY