Here's a great project that can be used cross-curricularly between high-school English and Social Studies classrooms. Students are instructed to research, plan, and create a photo essay over selected topics in the Vietnam War. This package includes three parts:. The planning guide a multi-page research document that takes students step-by-step through the research and planning process.
In the 's the United States began to send troops to Vietnam. During the following years the ensuing war would create some of the strongest tensions in US history. Almost 3 million US men and women were sent thousands of miles to fight for what was a questionable cause. In total, it is estimated that over 2,5 million people on both sides were killed.
What happens when we look at images of preparation? How might we respond to photographs of the behaviour and spaces of rehearsal? The answers to these questions are complex, and for two sets of reasons: the first has to do with photography itself, the second to do with the nature of preparation. Firstly, might we not say that on some level all photographs prepare us for what they depict?
An unidentified U. Army soldier wears a hand-lettered "War Is Hell" slogan on his helmet, a phrase that became popular during the Vietnam War. When Johnson became president he increased the number of troops participating in war therefore he needed more men to serve for the Vietnam War. The Draft was forced military service.