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Lesson Title: Why was America defeated in Vietnam? Know why America became involved in the Vietnam war Understand the factors that led to America’s defeat.

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1 Lesson Title: Why was America defeated in Vietnam? Know why America became involved in the Vietnam war Understand the factors that led to America’s defeat in Vietnam Skills: ICT skills, researching selecting and interpreting information

2 Starter Watch the video clip carefully Forrest Gump in the Vietnam War: atch?v=IPPaZU18rUg 5 mins

3 The Vietnam War American soldiers were unable to defeat the Vietcong forces This might seem surprising because… US force was made up of American soldiers with Vietnamese allies = men! American forces had total command of the air and sea US were also backed by the most advanced weapons in the world The Vietcong only numbered about , they were outnumbered Your task is to explain the factors leading to the defeat of the Americans in Vietnam

4 Activity Working in pairs, over the next two lessons you are going to do some research into why America was defeated in Vietnam You are going to present the findings in a PowerPoint type worksheet that I have already made for you To access this PowerPoint: Shared student area History Miss Brookes Vietnam War Activity PowerPoint Save your own copy of the PowerPoint in your user directory to work from Follow the hyperlinks in the PowerPoint to research the information you need to complete the different tasks Let’s have a look together now!

5 North Vietnam… Use this website to find out who fought on each side of the war and why. Put key words in the boxes below:this website South Vietnam… Why was America defeated in Vietnam?

6 Factor 1: Weapons and resources? 1) Click here. Give a few examples of US weapons and supplies belowClick here. Give a few examples of US weapons and supplies below 2) Click here. Give a few examples of Vietcong weapons and supplies belowClick here. Give a few examples of Vietcong weapons and supplies below 3) Who was better equipped? Could this help explain US defeat? Type your answer to this question here

7 Why was America defeated in Vietnam? Use this website to explain how the two sides fought: Vietcong Tactics: American Tactics: Do you think tactics could help explain American defeat? Type your answer to this question here Factor 2: Tactics?

8 Why was America defeated in Vietnam? The Role of the MediaThe Role of the Media: ProtestsProtests: What were 'draft evaders'?What were 'draft evaders'?: Add pictures of protests: When the war started only a small percentage of the population opposed the war. As it continued, many turned against it. Write a few sentences about the following: Factor 3: Lack of support at home?

9 You have now explored three possible factors: Weapons and resources – Tactics – Lack of support at home – Number them to show which you think was the most important (1 = most, 3 = least) Consider why you have chosen as you have Why was America defeated in Vietnam?

10 You have now explored some different factors that explain why American was defeated in Vietnam. You are now ready to answer the question above. Your answer should be written like this… Introduction – Why was America in Vietnam? Paragraph 1 – Most important reason for defeat (weapons and resources, tactics, lack of support at home) Paragraph 2 – Second reason for defeat (weapons and resources, tactics, lack of support at home) Paragraph 3 – Least important reason for defeat (weapons and resources, tactics, lack of support at home) Conclusion – which is the most important reason and why? Why was America defeated in Vietnam?

11 Type your answer here Why was America defeated in Vietnam?

12 This websiteThis website offers lots of pictures of the Vietnam. Choose a picture which you think sums up each of the following: The experiences of American soldiers The experiences of Vietcong soldier The experiences of Vietnamese civilians The new weapons used The protests in America against the war Paste each picture onto the next few slides. Write a caption in the box provided to explain what it is and what you think it tells us about the war.

13 The Experiences of American Soldiers Caption: Type your caption in here

14 The Experiences of Vietcong Soldiers Caption: Type your caption in here

15 The Experiences of Vietnamese Civilians Caption: Type your caption in here

16 The New Weapons Used Caption: Type your caption in here

17 The Protests in America Against the War Caption: Type your caption in here

18 Homework Now that you’ve had two lessons to complete the presentation, your task is to finish it off for your homework Bring the complete slides along to our next lesson To print six slides on one page… File Print On the ‘Print what’ drop down menu select ‘Handout’ Make sure you put your name on your work!


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