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Vietnam War Webquest

1. Click [here] to learn about the history of Vietnam.

  • Briefly describe the background to the Vietnam War. Answer the following questions: 

  1. How did Vietnam end up being split into two?

  2. Why did the US get involved?

  3. Who was Ho Chi Minh?

  4. Who were the Vietcong?

2. Click [here] to learn about the Gulf of Tonkin. Answer these questions

  • What was the Gulf of Tonkin resolution?

  • Why was it necessary (what had happened in the Gulf of Tonkin)?

3. Click [here] to learn about the Tet offensive.

  • What was the Tet offensive?

4. Click [here] to learn about Guerilla warfare.

  • Describe Guerilla warfare.

5. Click [here] to read about "trouble on the home front".

  • Why was support for the war declining?

6. Click [here] to read about 1960's counter-culture.

  • What was the counter-culture and how did it relate to Vietnam 

7. Click [here] to learn about the antiwar movement
  • What were the different ways that students protested the war effort?
8. Click [here] to learn about Woodstock
  • Describe Woodstock in 2-3 paragraphs
9. Click [here] to learn about the violence of the antiwar movement
  • Of the seven different examples listed, which 2 do you believe to be the worst? Why?

10. Click [here] to read the lyrics to Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind".

  • What is Bob Dylan trying to say with these lyrics? How do you think he felt about the war?

11. Click [here] to view a photo gallery of pictures from Vietnam.

  • Choose 5 categories and describe 5 photos from each. (Yes, that is 25 photos!)
12. Click [here] to view a photo gallery of America from 1965-1971.
  • Click on the numbers, 1-8, at the top to see all 8 pages.
  • Write a brief summary about her experiences with the following:
  1. The counterculture
  2. Communal living
  3. Woodstock
13. Click [here] to read about the war and media.
  • What was the role of the media in the "living room war?"