The Vietnam War - Grades 10-12
"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now." President Richard M. Nixon
This course will investigate and evaluate the many implications of one of the longest and most controversial conflicts in American history – the Vietnam War. The course will look at the roots of the Vietnam conflict through European colonization, Western economic imperialism of the 19th century, politics of the Cold War, collective security, the influence of American foreign policy, and regional tensions. Students will also analyze media bias, social upheaval, the counterculture movement, and discuss ways in which the Vietnam War continues to influence America’s relationship with Vietnam and other countries well into the 21st Century.
For more detailed information about course criteria, credits, etc., please see the EAHS Educational Planning Guide.
For a thorough overview of this course's framework, learning objectives, and instructional resources, please view the current course curriculum.