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Dutt-Doner, Karen M.; Allen, Susan; Campanaro, Kathryn – Social Studies, 2016
Oral histories are a powerful pedagogical tool in developing historical understanding and important learning skills simultaneously. Teachers use firsthand accounts of historical time periods and/or events to help develop students' sense of history. In addition to gaining historical understanding, students are able to bring history alive by…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Oral History, Student Attitudes
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Sweeney, Jo Ann; Foster, Stuart – Social Studies, 1995
Presents an inquiry lesson about social, economic, and political changes in Vietnam since 1986. Discusses the background for the lesson and asserts that students will use processes of inquiry and critical thinking to complete the assignments. Includes instructional materials and suggestions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Economic Change
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Berman, David M. – Social Studies, 1986
Too often seen through the lens of the United States experience in the Vietnam War, this article offers an alternative approach to teaching Vietnam through the development of a cultural and historical perspective. Provides a brief summary of literature on Vietnamese cultural history which is appropriate to high school students. (JDH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, High Schools, Instructional Improvement, Social Studies
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Marker, Perry M. – Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that struggle has been part of Vietnamese history. Asserts that a new social studies curriculum focuses on the context of historical struggle against foreign domination combined with contemporary socialism and communism. Describes the Vietnamese educational system with particular focus on secondary social studies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Communism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Traits
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Dorman, David – Social Studies, 1972
A history of French rule in Indochina is offered by way of explanation of the current involvement of the United States in that Asian country. (JB)
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, History, History Instruction, International Relations
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Waksmundski, John – Social Studies, 1974
With proper inquiry into pertinent source material, a teacher can spark discussion and intelligent analysis of current issues on days when planned curriculum is not productive. Preplanning and questions for a discussion on Vietnam are offered as an example for teacher preparation. (DE)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education