The War in Vietnam: A Story in Photographs


  • Aug 15 2010 7:58 AM

    Louise Bigham

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  • Aug 12 2010 11:10 AM

    Bob Benoit


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This lesson, provided by the National Archives and Records Administration, relates to Article I, Section 8, which grants Congress powers to raise and support armies and make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces. The war in Vietnam has been described as the war America watched from their living rooms. Images of combat and American GIs were projected through our TV screens and across our newspapers daily. During the war in Vietnam, the American military gave the press unprecedented freedom of access to combat zones. This allowed newspaper reporters and photographers and television crews to document a war involving American sons and daughters on the other side of the world. This willingness to allow documentation of the war was also extended to the military's own photographers. Between 1962 and 1975, military photographers for the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force took millions of photographs of the American conflict in Vietnam. Almost a quarter of a million of these images are now located at the National Archives. These photographs serve publishers, historians, and students who want to learn more about Vietnam. They include images of almost every aspect of the war. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 5 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, American Democracy, Types of Media, Writing Strategies, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, United States History, English-Language Arts, Visual Arts


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    Tool for: Teachers, Administrators, Parents, Students


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Discussions; Cooperative Learning; Visual Instruction