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Dutt-Doner, Karen M.; Allen, Susan; Campanaro, Kathryn – Social Studies, 2016
Oral histories are a powerful pedagogical tool in developing historical understanding and important learning skills simultaneously. Teachers use firsthand accounts of historical time periods and/or events to help develop students' sense of history. In addition to gaining historical understanding, students are able to bring history alive by…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Oral History, Student Attitudes
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Johannessen, Larry R. – Social Studies, 2003
The nonfiction literature of the Vietnam War is accessible and engaging to students, and it deals with issues that speaks to students in powerful ways. In addition, the literature can help students better understand their parents and grandparents and the effect on them of the Vietnam War. A number of teachers who have taught the nonfiction…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Reader Response, Nonfiction, Asian History
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Philbert, Robert E. – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on a Vietnam veteran teacher's experiences and reactions upon visiting Vietnam during a 1993 study tour. Discusses social changes that have occurred in Vietnam since 1972. Compares the departure from Vietnam in 1972 with the study tour's departure in 1993. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Berman, David M. – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on a 1993 study tour of Vietnam by educators. Discusses the role of a secondary school during the struggle against French colonialism and the U.S.-Vietnam War. Argues that educators must acknowledge the humanity of the Vietnamese as the first step in designing Vietnam-related social studies curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Colonialism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Images
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Dat, Bao – Social Studies, 1995
Discusses social and political changes in southern Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. Describes anti-U.S. propaganda used in the schools and media in the years immediately following the war. Contends that younger Vietnamese look forward to a closer relationship with the United States and its people. (CFR)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Communism, Cultural Images, Cultural Interrelationships
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Contreras, Gloria – Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that educators can use Vietnamese history and culture to teach about human-environment interaction, adaptation, and modification. Describes Vietnamese water puppetry and recommends its use in U.S. classrooms. Includes five photographs, a description of water puppetry, and instructional suggestions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kronowitz, Ellen L. – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on experiences and events during an educators' study tour to Vietnam. Maintains that teaching about the Tet holiday can help explain Vietnamese culture and art. Includes an annotated bibliography of 10 recommended teacher resources. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Holidays
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Sweeney, Jo Ann; Foster, Stuart – Social Studies, 1995
Presents an inquiry lesson about social, economic, and political changes in Vietnam since 1986. Discusses the background for the lesson and asserts that students will use processes of inquiry and critical thinking to complete the assignments. Includes instructional materials and suggestions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Economic Change
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Berman, David M. – Social Studies, 1986
Too often seen through the lens of the United States experience in the Vietnam War, this article offers an alternative approach to teaching Vietnam through the development of a cultural and historical perspective. Provides a brief summary of literature on Vietnamese cultural history which is appropriate to high school students. (JDH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, High Schools, Instructional Improvement, Social Studies
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Marker, Perry M. – Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that struggle has been part of Vietnamese history. Asserts that a new social studies curriculum focuses on the context of historical struggle against foreign domination combined with contemporary socialism and communism. Describes the Vietnamese educational system with particular focus on secondary social studies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Communism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Traits
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Dorman, David – Social Studies, 1972
A history of French rule in Indochina is offered by way of explanation of the current involvement of the United States in that Asian country. (JB)
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, History, History Instruction, International Relations
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Waksmundski, John – Social Studies, 1974
With proper inquiry into pertinent source material, a teacher can spark discussion and intelligent analysis of current issues on days when planned curriculum is not productive. Preplanning and questions for a discussion on Vietnam are offered as an example for teacher preparation. (DE)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education