ERIC Number: ED451090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Vietnam: Echoes from the Wall. History, Learning and Leadership through the Lens of the Vietnam War Era. Teachers' Guide.
Pearson, Patricia; Percoco, James; Sossaman, Stephen; Wilson, Rob
Today, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) has moved beyond its role as an international symbol of healing and stands as a living history lesson, but many of today's young people have a limited knowledge of the Vietnam War. This guide consists of an interactive curriculum enabling teachers to delve into the lessons of that chaotic period and charge their students with becoming enlightened historians and informed citizens. The guide contains materials and student assignments to support two complementary approaches to teaching the history of the Vietnam War. It has six separate modules covering various aspects of that era. Each module, in turn, consists of two sections which can be used separately or in combination, and each module contains supplementary material in the appendixes. The guide may be used: (1) as stand-alone lessons to be taught in a traditional format; (2) as a basis for team learning where student teams teach their classmates about the war; or (3) in customized combinations, teaching some lessons in a more traditional format and some lessons using team learning. Students will use primary source material to conduct historical research; exercise critical and reflective thinking; identify and empathize with the historical experience of others; develop group interaction skills, and engage leadership and citizenship skills. Contains biographic notes, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. (BT)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, High Schools, History Instruction, Learning Modules, Political Issues, Primary Sources, Student Research, Teaching Guides, Thinking Skills, United States History, Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam War
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 1023 15th Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20005; Tel: 202-393-0090; Fax: 202-393-0029; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.vvmf.org; Web site: http://www.teachvietnam.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam