Teaching the Vietnam Era
The Vietnam War is one of the most divisive moments in US history and because of this, many educators experience difficulty teaching it in their classrooms. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund provides teachers with robust education materials to help students learn about the lasting impact of the Vietnam War, while reinforcing history, civic engagement, writing, and other interdisciplinary skills.
Hometown Heroes Service Learning Project
A major goal of the Hometown Heroes Service Learning Project is to collect photos and stories of those veterans whose names are on The Wall and those who returned home from the Vietnam War. Students will have an opportunity to learn about local veterans who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War, as well as other military conflicts in our nation's history. They will hear personal stories from veterans and their loved ones; and they will have an opportunity to plan a commemoration to honor their Hometown Heroes. Through this project, history will be given a human face.
How did the Vietnam War Change Our Country?
Student Video Contest participants took this a million different directions. How have Americans changed the way they treat their nation's military men and women? Why is it now important to separate the war from the warrior? Has America become more careful about the decision to enter war since 1975? How has media coverage of war changed? View the winning video.
The Things They Carried: Vietnam Memorial Collection
Learn about the Vietnam War, discuss questions of war and peace, and view objects left in remembrance at the Vietnam Memorial on the National Mall since 1982. From swords to draft cards, these objects represent the range of experiences citizens had during a divisive time in US history.
Auburn High School Veterans Project
Beginning in Spring 2014, Auburn High School students in AP US History began the Auburn High School Veterans Project. In the initial year of the project, 48 local veterans participated in the interview sessions.
Alabama Public Television Documentary | Aired: 11/11/2015 | 56:46
Jeremiah Denton battled the North Vietnamese for eight long years as a prisoner in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison. Family, friends, and fellow POWs help tell the story of this American hero who returned from Vietnam and became a U.S. Senator from Alabama in this new APT original film.