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Freivogel, William H. – Social Education, 2011
History has placed the stamp of approval on the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the top-secret history of the Vietnam War. If WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is another Daniel Ellsberg, then it is possible the website's disclosures will be viewed over time as similarly in the public interest. A classroom discussion on the release of…
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, War, International Relations
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Barr, Jeanne Polk – Social Education, 2009
Growing up in an era when protest at national political conventions is carefully contained in "free-speech zones" (often physically removed from the site of the official conventions), students today may have a difficult time conceptualizing the tumultuous scene that was the 1968 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chicago. Fueled by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, United States History, War, Foreign Countries
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van Hover, Stephanie; Selverstone, Marc J.; Preston-Grimes, Patrice – Social Education, 2008
The American public often wonders what goes on in the White House and how domestic and foreign policy are made. Designed for use by the research and teaching communities, whitehousetapes.org provides teachers and students the opportunity to learn more about how American presidents have made decisions and exercised leadership during pivotal moments…
Descriptors: United States History, Web Sites, Nonprint Media, Presidents
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Vadas, Robert E. – Social Education, 2007
The author asserts that it is time for social studies teachers to engage students in a review of the rift between historical reality and mythology about Viet Nam, especially in light of recent comparisons that many have made between the Viet Nam War and the current situation in Iraq. Few teachers dealt with Viet Nam at the time of the war, and…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Travel, Textbooks, Misconceptions
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DeRose, John J. – Social Education, 2007
Students have frequently expressed curiosity about the way past events involving the United States were viewed by other nations. For instance, students have often wondered how World War II is presented to students in Germany, or what students in Japan learn about the dropping of the atomic bombs. To help his students look at events from a global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Global Approach, War
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Potter, Lee Ann; Schamel, Wynell – Social Education, 2000
Focuses on a telegram sent from Hanoi, Vietnam, by Ho Chi Minh through the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) station in Kunming, China, to President Truman in which Ho asked for support of Vietnam's independence from France. Provides background information, a reproduction of the telegram, and ideas for teaching activities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Historical Interpretation
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Poling, Lindy G. – Social Education, 2000
Describes how the Community-in-the-Classroom (CIC) program works and the positive effects CIC has on students' learning and character development. Discusses the use of experiential learning, outlines the preparation for having community speakers in the classroom, and provides two examples of using guest speakers to teach about Vietnam and the U.S.…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Community Involvement, Critical Thinking, Experiential Learning
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Hoover, Linda A.; Taylor, Randall – Social Education, 1998
Provides guidelines for implementing portfolios in the social studies classroom that focus on the Vietnam era and incorporate Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences. Outlines the portfolio project, lists eleven portfolio components, and addresses the intelligence of each. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Multiple Intelligences
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Berman, David M. – Social Education, 1991
Describes a trip to Vietnam and conversations with Vietnamese educators and veterans. Discusses the Vietnamese view of the war, the United States, and their own country. Urges the restructuring of U.S. social studies to emphasize positive learning about the Vietnamese from their own perspective. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Ethnocentrism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Byers, Alton; Gilligan, Nancy; Golston, Syd; Linville, Rex – Social Education, 1999
Presents a lesson in which students examine the characteristics of successful and unsuccessful tourism development projects in mountains by utilizing the included list of websites. Expounds that, based on their search of the websites, the students propose solutions for maintaining a balance among environmental conservation, cultural advancement,…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions
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Blake, Norv; And Others – Social Education, 1988
Offers activities for high school and middle school classrooms. First activity deals with war crimes by projecting fictitious Soviet fighting in Afghanistan into the story of William Calley in Vietnam. Second activity uses the Underground Railroad during the U.S. Civil War in an interdisciplinary approach. Third activity is a self-discovery…
Descriptors: High Schools, Integrated Activities, Intermediate Grades, International Crimes
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Fleming, Dan B.; Nurse, Ronald J. – Social Education, 1982
Describes a study which analyzed 10 current and widely used secondary U.S. history textbooks for their coverage of the Vietnam War to determine their accuracy, completeness, and objectivity. Most of the textbooks studied offered a too sketchy account of the Vietnam War. Certain key topics are often neglected. (RM)
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation