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The Vietnam Era

Offered to Grades 9-12
0.5 Credit (Semester or Summer Term)

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From the initial involvement of the United States in Vietnam to the Paris cease-fire agreement signed in 1973, this six-unit history elective chronicles three turbulent decades of conflict that began in Southeast Asia but affected the entire world. Lessons examine French colonization, the Cold War, military strategy, and America's anti-war movement. Interactive, built-in timelines put the events of the conflict in historical perspective as they explore the people and events that shaped a nation and the world.

The course units include text-based content, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. The Vietnam Era elective enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

This course focuses on the following topics:

  • The Origins of U.S. Involvement in Vietnam
  • From Military Advisors to Combat Troops
  • A Nation Divided by War
  • Achieving Peace with Honor
  • The Legacy of Vietnam