Vietnam Era- Fall Semester
Unit Timeframe Topics
History of September- 1. Timelines of people and events surrounding Vietnam’s history
Vietnam and the October leading to US involvement
Cold War (approximately 5 2. The US policy of containment in the World in light of Core
weeks) Democratic Values and the resulting costs and benefits as viewed from
a variety of perspectives
3. Evaluating the US decision to escalate our involvement in Vietnam
in light of national interests and American values
United States: “In October- 1. The environmental consequences of weaponry used in the Vietnam
Country” November conflict by the US (defoliants and carpet bombing)
(approximately 5 2. The acting of some soldiers out of respect for the rule of law and
weeks) holding others accountable to the same standard (My Lai).
The War at Home November- 1. The identification and explanation of individuals at home during the
December Vietnam Era.
(approximately 5 2. Causes of tension between the branches of government during the
weeks) Vietnam Era
3. Possible alternative resolutions to the government’s policies
regarding public protests during the Vietnam Era.
The Lasting December- 1. The explanation of how the Vietnam War had consequences in
Effects of Vietnam January different parts of the world.
(approximately 5 a. Boat people
weeks) b. Post-Traumatic stress syndrome and POW/MIA
c. Agent orange victims
d. Geography of Vietnam
e. Disillusionment of American citizens
2. Essays expressing and justifying decisions pertaining to trade-
relations with Vietnam