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					U.S. HISTORY/PIDDINGTON                     Name:_______________________________

VIETNAM WAR WEBQUEST

Directions: Locate the following websites and answer/write the questions for each
corresponding site

Go to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/trenches/language.html

Using the list of terms and create a fictional account of radio correspondence between two
soldiers in the heat of battle against the Vietcong. Be as accurate as possible and use the
following terms in the correspondence. Underline the words you use. __________/15

Terms: Charlie, D.M.Z., firefight, fragging, freedom bird, grunt, LZ, Search & Destroy, VC




Next go to http://www.vietnampix.com/intro.htm

Browse the different headings- faces, hippies, machines, etc. and list 10 things you learned
about the people, places, and events related to the Vietnam Conflict     ____________/10
points

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Next go to http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/southeast_asia.jpg

Answer the following questions using the Word Bank provided

Bodies of Water                       Countries                             Cities

Gulf of Tonkin    Red River                   South Vietnam North Vietnam            Hanoi
CanTho

South China Sea      Gulf of Thailand            Thailand        Laos                Hue
Saigon

Mekong River                                 Cambodia           China

1.Which natural feature forms much of the border between Laos and Thailand?

2.What city is located in the delta of the Red River?

3. What city is located in the Mekong Delta area

4. Describe the path of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.




5. According to the map, about how many miles long is the Ho Chi Minh Trail?

6. How might the shape, natural features, and climate have affected the style of warfare waged
by both sides? (use your brainpower for this one, there are many right answers)
Go to http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/ascent.html   ___________/20 points

Analyze the meaning of the first two cartoons.

   1. The soldier walking up the stairs: The cartoonist is trying to say……




   2. LBJ standing on an escalator: The cartoonist is saying…..




http://www.classbrain.com/artteenst/uploads/tonkin.pdf Go to page 5

Read the story and look at the photos.

Now go to http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/education/jlemke/papers/cartlist.htm

Click the Vietnam scar

   3.   The cartoonist is saying….




Go back. Click Black. Not all black

   4.   The cartoonist is saying…




Go to http://www.mrfa.org/vnstats.htm

           1. How many military personnel served on active duty during the Vietnam Era (5
              August 1965-7 May 1975)?



           2. How many women served in Vietnam? What did they primarily do?


           3. How many total deaths for U.S. soldiers?
4. How many WIA (Wounded in Action)?



5. How many severely disabled?



6. How many MIA (missing in action)?



7. How many POW (prisoners of war)?



8. What percent of soldiers were drafted?


9. What was the breakdown of races that served in the war?

10. What percent of the men sent to Vietnam were from lower middle/working class
    backgrounds?

11. What was the average age of a soldier in Vietnam War?

				
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