America’s Response to Vietnam through Music

In this lesson, students will examine songs created directly in response to the Vietnam War. With release dates ranging from 1965 to 2014, student will identify how sentiments toward the war have changed over time. Additionally, the music provided offers a glimpse of both supporters and protesters of the war.

This lesson would follow an introduction to the protest movement seen during the Vietnam War. Due to one of the songs in the selection, it would also serve students well if they studied the My Lai Massacre prior to this lesson.

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Inspiration for this lesson comes from PBS Learning Media and the Ken Burns & Lynn Novick Collection

All songs found on and are intended solely for education purposes.

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