ERIC Number: ED378075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Perspectives of Women on the Vietnam War: The Western and Eastern Views.
Haas, Mary E.
This paper is a collection of lessons that examine the many roles that women played in the Vietnam War and the consequences of their experiences for individuals, governments, and military policies. The series begins with an exercise in which students read 16 statements and then try to decide if they apply to U.S. women, Vietnamese women, or both. The lessons use poems from a collection written by women who served in Vietnam, excepts from the book "When Heaven and Earth Change Places" by Le Ly Hayslip, a Vietnamese woman who later became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and an interview with a woman who served as a soldier in the NLF (Viet Cong) movement. Questions are supplied to accompany poems from the book "Visions of War, Dreams of Peace." Background information, a detailed lesson plan, suggested teaching procedures, handouts, and transparency masters are included. Objectives of the lessons include: (1) identifying the tone, attitudes, and feelings expressed in the poetry of women who served in the Vietnam War; (2) served in that war; (3) identifying statements made by nurses from those of journalists and non-medical military personnel; (4) offering reasons to explain why women held the views they did; (5) identifying stressful factors associated with serving in the War that impacted the women working in Vietnam during the war; (6) expressing personal feelings and views about the women being studied; and (7) examining statistics about the numbers of deaths the Vietnam War brought about and its consequences for women. (DK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam