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The target student group will be for 11th and 12th graders, U.S. History. Students will be able to determine the central ideas or information of primary sources and provide an accurate summary of how the Vietnam War connected to the history of the 1960s and 1970s. Students will use the primary sources to look for the truths within the different narratives during the Vietnam War and the 1960s and 1970s. This will help students think critically about information presented to them and understand that a truth for one narrative might not be the same for a different one.
For this lesson, it would be a great mini-lesson to be tacked on after discussing U.S. involvement of the Vietnam war on U.S. soil. Giving students a chance to analyze content and sources from varying perspectives can allow them to gain a better understanding of varying viewpoints in the U.S. during this time. I would probably use this as a part of the live instruction. This mini-lesson could use the Google Forms as an exit ticket for students to provide feedback on what they learned and critically use the information used in class through a critical lens. Students will be able to use Google Forms to collect their thoughts and ideas. The questions will guide the students to locate specific things within the sources to further their understanding of the anti-war perspectives. However, if it is revealed that the students need more help or more time with the content, Google Form could be transformed into a supplemental activity for the students to work through at their own pace.