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Vietnam War

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Transcript of Vietnam War

Vietnam War
Materials
- Notebook
- Pen/Pencil
- Laptop

Objectives
- I can describe the soldier's experience in Vietnam
Table of Contents
Page: Vietnam War

Opener
Finish Cuban Missile Crisis

What do you think a major outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis was?
Vietnam War Background
- North Vietnam (communist) invaded South Vietnam (capitalist)
- France asks the US for help
- US first sends advisers, then soldiers
- US & South Vietnam v. VietCong
Nature of the War
- US only allowed to fight in Vietnam
- VietCong hiding in Laos and Cambodia
- Guerrilla war
- Violent sneak attacks
- Booby Traps
http://www.military.com/video/operations-and-strategy/vietnam-war/vietnamese-guide-shows-booby-traps/1229461368001
Soldier's Diary
- Create a diary about a soldier's experience in Vietnam
It must have the following pages:
1. Choose US or VietCong
2. The pages stated in the rubric
3. Each page should have an image
4. Info should be written like a diary/memoir
5. Bonus points for:
a. Accurate mention of communism
b. Correct mention of nuclear weapons
Due: Tomorrow at the end of class
Vietnamization
- President Nixon passing the responsibility for the war onto the South Vietnamese
- Wanted to leave Vietnam without making it look like we lost
Reading
Assistance
Major Battles: La Drang, Khe Sanh, Rolling Thunder, Tet Offensive

Weapons: M16, Huey Helicopter, Napalm, Jets

Guerrilla/Jungle: Experience, Booby Traps, VietCong not wearing uniforms

Bonus for: Communism & Nuclear Weapons
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