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  1. The Vietnam War • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mscxopDjtT4&feature=related • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsyYvFgdb5c • Tunnels • Squeezing into tunnel • Truth of Vietnam • Agent Orange

  2. Monday, April 18th: page 4 in nb • When you come in, remember to review for the quiz on Vietnam if you are retaking the quiz or making it up. Some need to make up The Sixties test. • Page 4 in nb: “Chap. 51: The U.S. in Vietnam” • LEFT SIDE p. 4: Why did the U.S. increase its military involvement? • RIGHT SIDE p. 4: Draw a timeline for Vietnam from 1945-1965 from Chapter 51.2-51.4 in the History Alive book

  3. Monday, April 18th: page 4 in nb • Quiz retakes/makeups • The Sixties Test makeup • If you are not taking the quiz/test, you can begin the assignment on page 4 of your notebook • Draw a timeline from 1945-1965 on the right of your notebook • Chap. 51.2-51.4 • 51.2: 4 key events • 51.3: 2 key events • 51.4: 2 key events • Include a short description of each event

  4. Monday, April 18th: page 4 in nb • LEFT SIDE: Why did the U.S. increase its military involvement? • Domino Effect • French withdraw • Great number of Vietnamese • Vietnam Syndrome

  5. Vietnam Veterans Memorial • The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 13, 1982 • A 21-year-old undergraduate at Yale University, Maya Ying, Lin, born in Athens, Ohio in 1959, designed the memorial • The memorial is constructed from two 75-meter-long black granite walls. The granite came from Bangalore, India. • The names of 58,253 Americans killed or missing in action in the Vietnam War are engraved on the Wall. Reading one name every 2 seconds nonstop would take approximately 32 hours.

  6. Tuesday, April 19th: page 5 in nb • Page 5 in nb: “Frustration in Vietnam” • LEFT SIDE p. 5: What made the Vietnam War difficult to win? • You will be gluing in a diagram when we return from our activity outside • RIGHT SIDE p. 5: Draw a t-chart with one side labeled “similarities” and the other “differences”

  7. Tuesday, April 19th: page 5 in nb • Tug-of-War Activity • Do not, at any time, wrap the rope around fingers, hands, arms, or legs • Do not, at any time, let go of the rope • Do not step on or push anyone • Do not reveal any of the cards you may be handed • I first need • Five of the tallest & strongest students (Blue Team) • Four of the smallest students (Red Team)

  8. Tuesday, April 19th: page 5 in nb • Tug-of-War Activity • Left Side: Fill in the blanks • Red Team Supporters: China & Soviet Union • Red Team: NVA & Viet Cong • Blue Team Supporters: hawks • Blue Team Protesters: doves • “Pull the Other Direction” students: Viet Cong • “Draft” students: drafted U.S. soldiers • Students assigned to the rope by teacher: U.S. military advisors and troops • “Don’t pull very hard” students: ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam)

  9. Tuesday, April 19th: page 5 in nb • Tug-of-War Activity • Right Side: • List 5 Similarities to the Vietnam War • List 5 Differences to the Vietnam War • Turn in for a grade

  10. Wednesday, April 20th: page 6 in nb • Page 6 in nb: “Getting out of Vietnam” • LEFT SIDE p. 6: What lessons for Americans emerged from the war? • RIGHT SIDE p. 6: 3 facts and the answers to your questions from Chapter 53

  11. Wednesday, April 20th: page 6 in nb • RIGHT SIDE p. 6: There will be 4 Groups, everyone will list 3 facts from the section and answer their questions. • Group 1: 53.2, Picture A • 1) What 2 conclusions did Nixon & Kissinger draw that led them to pursue a “peace with honor” plan? • 2) Describe the carrot-and-stick approach Nixon used to negotiate an end to the war. Give 1 example of each (carrot & stick) • Group 2: 53.3, Picture B • 1) Describe at least 2 events that led to antiwar protests • 2) Describe at least 2 reactions by the government or Nixon supporters to antiwar protests • 3) Describe at least 2 ways Congress acted to limit the president’s war powers • Group 3: 53.4, Picture C • 1) Describe at least 2 military actions Nixon ordered in 1972 & how they helped to bring an end to the war. • 2) What was the experience of Veterans upon returning home? • 3) Describe the conditions endured by the American POWs during the war • Group 4: 53.5, Picture D • 1) Explain how the U.S. government reacted to the NVA invasion of South Vietnam • 2) Describe at least 3 events in SE Asia following the end of the war • What were the lingering effects of the war on the Americans?

  12. Wednesday, April 20th: page 6 in nb • Group Presentations (graded w/ p. 6) • Show your picture • Explain your 3 most important facts • Explain the answers to your questions to the group • LEFT SIDE p. 6: What lessons for Americans emerged from the war? • What do you think?

  13. Thursday, April 21st : REVIEW • Get out your Find Someone Who review from last week’s quiz • BINGO • Quiz, Quiz, Trade • Partner Quiz • Remember the test tomorrow!

  14. Friday, April 22nd : TEST • Review for your Vietnam Test • After the test, you can use the time to makeup any work or write the Integrity Essay for extra credit on your test • 5% for half a page • 10% for a full page