The Vietnam War in the Classroom

TitleThe Vietnam War in the Classroom
Publication TypeWebsite
Year of PublicationN/A
AuthorsBurns, Ken, and

This PBS website complements ten-part, 18-hour documentary series by Ken Burns from 2017, which tells the story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides of the conflict, and includes rarely seen video footage, photographs taken by prominent photojournalists, iconic musical recordings, and audio recordings from inside three Presidential administrations. The complementary website The Vietnam War in the Classroom offers thematically organized 65 mini videos and 32 lesson plans for the grades 9 to13+. The five major topics are: “Origins of the Vietnam War,” “Early War Strategy,” “Later War Strategy,” “Experience of War,” and §Politics, Culture & Public Opinon.”

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